Public Library of New London


Public Library of New London


Built in 1889-91, the Public Library of New London was gifted to the city by Henry Philomen Haven. The library building is notable for its design by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, an architecture firm famous for its civic buildings across New England. It is designed in the Richardsonian style, named after Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886), a leading nineteenth-century American architect whose Union Station graces the New London waterfront. The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. In 1974, a 1500-square-foot extension was added to the library, but the original building has remained largely preserved and unchanged since its construction.




Jacob Brill-Weil

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The Williams Mansion and Public Library, New London, Conn.,
This double-length postcard with a picture of the Williams Mansion and Public Library of New London next to each other shows what this street corner looked like in the nineteenth century.
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