Thursday, February 5, 2009

1907 Public Library, Stoneham, Massachusetts MA

The best account of the Library's nineteenth century beginnings can be found in Judge William B. Stevens' History of Stoneham (1891). Ironically this is the same Judge Stevens who, while lavishing praises upon the Library's first proponents, chaired a committee that
issued a minority report urging the people of Stoneham to turn down Andrew Carnegie's 1903 offer of funds for the construction of what today is the oldest part of the plant. The history of this library is available here in PDF.


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