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Historic Neighborhood Photo: North End Branch Library

This photo of the North End Branch Library was taken in July of 1967, just after the branch moved from its original location on North Bennett Street to its current Parmenter Street site in 1965. Read about the latest upgrades, become a “friend” and find out more about our local branch library.

Photo source: Boston Landmarks Commission image collection


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3 Replies to “Historic Neighborhood Photo: North End Branch Library

  1. Nice picture, Lauren, thank you for sharing it.
    The new North End branch library was designed by a famous Cambridge architect named Carl Koch who also developed Lewis Wharf into condominiums.
    Carl patterned the library after a type of ancient Roman house (domus) which had a central atrium with a fountain and plants. He also had some mosaics installed in the facade, just like the Romans would.
    We’re lucky to have such a wonderful work of architectural art in the North End.

    1. I almost forgot, Geraldine Herrick was the first head librarian.
      Maybe our new city councillor can get the atrium fountain restored. It was a wonderful amenity.

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