Thursday, February 14, 2013

Library, Windham, Connecticut

[LIB7520] Connecticut’s smallest freestanding library established in 1897. The Windham Free Library had its beginnings in 1896, organized by a small number of citizens as a non-profit association library. The library is housed in a historical building, which was built in 1832 as a bank. In 1879 the Windham Bank moved its operations to Willimantic leaving the building here in Windham Center vacant. When Windham celebrated its Bi-centennial in 1892, the building, still vacant, was converted into a museum for the occasion. [Website]

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