Noah Webster Memorial Library – West Hartford CT

Description

The historic Noah Webster Memorial Library in West Hartford, Connecticut was constructed during the Great Depression with federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The building, which has since been expanded, is still in service.

“This building is next to a town hall and replaces a small and inadequate building. The new building is on a lot 200 by 340 feet, and has a ground-floor area of 6,000 square feet. It has a volume of 201,000 cubic feet. It contains rooms for the D. A. R., a reference room, children’s reading room, workroom, two administrative rooms, six stack rooms, kitchenette, and a repair room. Its over-all dimensions are 94 by 73 feet. Each side wing is 25 feet wide by 54 feet long.

It is fireproof, and the walls are red hand-made brick, with marble trim. Cornices and the entrance are wood. It was completed in November 1937 at a construction cost of $120,559 and a project cost of $130,944.”

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


20 South Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06107

Coordinates: 41.760630, -72.741597

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