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Monday, April 28, 2008

Library Buildings

I spent the day in Portsmouth at the brand new Portsmouth Public Library. The library is the first LEED certified "green" municipal building in New Hampshire. Even though the day was cold, rainy, and dark, the building was filled with natural light. Very nice!

If you are interested in library buildings from an historical and aesthetic point of view, have we got a book for you--Carnegie Libraries Across America: A Public Legacy by Theodore Jones [027.473 JON]. There were 85 Carnegie libraries built in New England, and 68 are still being used as libraries today according to the website, www.necarnegies.com.

Dudley-Tucker Library in Raymond.
Built in the Colonial Revival Style, and not the Classical Revival Style
that is typical of most Carnegie libraries.

Check out the other Carnegies in New Hampshire!

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