Carnegie Library: Mott Haven Branch- Photos

821 East 140th Street

Bronx, New York 10454

Year built: 1905

Architect(s): Babb, Cook & Willard (who also designed Andrew Carnegie’s that was completed in 1902)

Builder(s): William L. Crow

Designation: Falls within the Mott Haven Historic District, designated 1966.

The palazzo-style Mott Haven branch of the New York Public Library, built in 1905, is the oldest of the Carnegie branch libraries in the Bronx. Located on a corner lot at the intersection of Alexander Avenue and East 140th Street, it was designated part of the Mott Haven Historic District in 1966.

Designed by Babb, Cook & Willard, architects of eight of the Carnegie Branch libraries as well as Andrew Carnegie’s own mansion on Fifth Avenue and 91st Street[1], the Mott Haven branch library is an ornate Classical-Revival style brick and limestone structure that recalls many of the other Carnegie branch libraries throughout the city.

•To read more about the Mott Haven Branch click here

•To read the full list of each Carnegie Library in the Bronx click here 

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