Public Libraries of Vermont

Cities N - Q

Newport (Goodrich Memorial Library)

Grandly, gloriously still in use. In its video tour there are items ranging from a stuffed penguin to a diving suit, but I still don't know if this was the Goodrich of tire fame.

(L) Card published by E.F. Humphrey, and possibly printed by Frank Swallow.

(R) Metropolitan News card, printed in Germany.

North Bennington (J.G. McCullough Free Library)

Information from the Library's history page.
Built in 1920-21, in memoriam of John G. McCullough, former Vermont governor (1902-04). The building was designed by J. Lawrence Aspinwall, and is still in use.

 

This is a hand colored E.T. Griswold handcolored card (No. 207). This Bennington firm also placed a brief biography of Gov. McCullough on its reverse.

Northfield (Brown Public Library)

1906 building, called the "most beautiful library in Vermont," as quoted on its Wikipedia page. Today it is conjoined with the Northfield Historical Society.

Photo postcard, never mailed.

Norwich

Its first building burned in 1897. This one was dedicated in 1902, and renovated in 1999.

 

Frank W. Swallow card, never mailed.

Pittsford (Walker Memorial Library)

This 1895 building is now known as the Maclure Library, and is still in use, surprisingly. 

The photo postcard was mailed in 1915.

Proctor

Founded in 1881, this is the 1891-1913 home of the Proctor Library. Today the building houses the Town Hall.

The tinted postcard is printed for Robson & Adee, and was never used. It dates between 1907 and 1913.

This is the 1913 building which is still the town's library today.

The photo postcard is unattributed and was never mailed.

Quechee

This 1909 building is currently (2018) an Air BnB rental. Rather an ignominious fate, in my opinion. 

An exquisite Eastern Illustrating Co. (Belfast, ME) photo postcard, never mailed.

Randolph (Kimball Library)

(L) The postmark is illegible on this Valentine & Sons postcard.
(R) An Eastern Illustrating Co. postcard, somewhat faded.

Dedicated in 1903: still in use. Like Andrew Carnegie, one of Col. Robert J. Kimball's earliest jobs was as a telegrapher.

Rutland

(L) End view from Curt Teich.

(R) Earlier view by Teich for Woolworth.

 

Still in use. Actually, it's red brick with cream trim.

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