Manhattan Carnegie Libraries- Chatham Square Branch-Pictures

New York Public Library  Chatham Square Branch

33 East Broadway,

New York, NY 10002

Year(s) built: 1903

Year opened: 1903

Architect(s): McKim, Mead & White

Builder(s): Michael Reid & Company

Status: Library, New York City individual landmark

The Chatham Square library is located on the south side of East Broadway between Market Street and Catherine Street.

Designed by McKim, Mead and White in 1903, the Chatham Square Branch was the first of twelve Carnegie libraries the preeminent architectural firm would build; the last was the 1923 Fordham Branch.  It is the third Carnegie branch library constructed in New York City, and one of twenty built in Manhattan and one of sixty-seven throughout the whole city.  The Builder, Michael Reid & Company, built all except two of the McKim, Mead & White Carnegie branches.

The Chatham Square Branch is a New York City Individual Landmark and continues to operate as a branch of the New York Public Library.  The building was slightly altered in the mid-Twentieth Century, but remains one of the most intact Carnegie branches in New York.


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