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Lynn Public Library

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Location  Lynn, Massachusetts
NRHP Reference #  79000334
Opened  1898
Architectural style  Renaissance architecture
Built  1898
Designated CP  April 10, 1992
Phone  +1 781-595-0567
Added to NRHP  21 August 1979
Lynn Public Library
Part of  Lynn Common Historic District (#92000247)
Address  5 N Common St, Lynn, MA 01902, USA
Hours  Open today · 9AM–9PMWednesday9AM–9PMThursday9AM–9PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday9AM–5PMSundayClosedMonday9AM–9PMTuesday9AM–9PM
Similar  Lynn Common Historic D, Lynn Memorial City Hall, High Rock Tower Reservation, Lynn Museum/LynnArts, Pine Grove Cemetery

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The Lynn Public Library building is a historic library at 5 N. Common Street in Lynn, Massachusetts. Although library services were offered in Lynn as early 1815, it was not until a bequest in 1896 that the city began planning a permanent home for the growing collection. After some controversy, library trustees chose a Renaissance Revival design by local architect George A. Moore, who happened to be related to one of the library trustees. Controversy also attended the size and scale of the building, along with the removal of trees at its site on the town common. It was completed at a cost of $175,000, which included no public funding.

Construction of the library began in 1898 and it was opened in 1900. In 1900 the library commissioned the first mural of F. Luis Mora, a prominent Hispanic American artist. The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and included in the Lynn Common Historic District in 1992.

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Lynn Public Library Wikipedia


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