Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Redwood Library, Newport, Rhode Island

The Redwood Library: Built 1750 - Oldest library in United States.

The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 250 years later. [Read more, click here]


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