Thursday, October 6, 2011

1905 Public Library, Norwalk, Connecticut

[LIB2557] - The Carnegie grant required the city to provide a suitable lot. Hubert E. Bishop, grandson of George G. Bishop, a leading Norwalk manufacturer, donated a lot for the purpose. The location, on the corner of Belden Ave. and Mott Ave., was ideally located, just to the west of Norwalk’s business district. Prominent English architects W. and G. Audsley were chosen to design the building. It was done in Tudor style with steep gabled roofs and leaded-glass windows. This was an unusual form for Carnegie libraries which were more often in Classic style. It was opened in April, 1903. [Read more at the Website]

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