Teaneck Public Library – Teaneck NJ

Description

“Teaneck is a rapidly growing residential community in the metropolitan area of New York City. The former library building became inadequate. Alterations were made to the present building and two end wings were added. The old portion is shown in the middle of the photograph.

The wing at the left is divided by low shelving into three spaces for delivery, reading, and reference. The lower portion of the walls is covered with continuous book shelving. The wing at the right contains the children’s room, document vault, toilets, and the librarian’s room, office, and kitchenette.

The exterior walls are brick with wood cornices and stone insets. The roof is slate. The interior partitions are cinder or terra-cotta block. The floors are covered with linoleum. The left wing is 32 by 68 feet and the right wing is 24 by 56 feet.

The building was completed in December 1936 at a construction cost of $55,865 and a total project cost of $60,246.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
60246

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


840 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Location notes:

Coordinates: 40.885016, -74.006400

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