Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Library, Pepperell, Massachusetts

[LIB4834] An unused postcard published by W.B. Hale, Williamsville, Mass. (Germany), no. 1773.

Pepperell’s first library was called the Pepperell Social Library, which was established in 1795. The Lawrence Library dedicated in 1901 was a gift by Charles Farrar Lawrence, who bequeathed the funds for the purchase of the land, design, construction and the furnishing of the building. The architects were Ernest Flagg and W.B. Chambers who are known for designing the Washington state capitol building; Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; St. Luke’s Hospital, NYC and many others.

The Library is home to Sidney M. Shattuck's (1876-1917) personal collection of 110 local birds, all carefully mounted and labeled and on permanent display at the Library. [From the website]

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