Manhattan Carnegie Libraries-Tompkins Square Branch-Pictures
New York Public Library Tompkins Square Branch
331 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
Year(s) built: 1904
Year opened: 1904
Architect(s): McKim, Mead & White
Builder(s): Michael Reid & Company
Status: Library, New York City individual landmark
The Tompkins Square library is located on the north side of East 10th Street facing Tompkins Square Park, between Avenue A and Avenue B. Designed by McKim, Mead and White in 1904, the Tompkins Square Branch was one of twelve Carnegie libraries the preeminent architectural firm would build; the last was the 1923 Fordham Branch. It is one of twenty Carnegie branch libraries built in Manhattan and one of sixty-seven throughout the whole city. The builder, Michael Reid & Company, built eight additional branches with McKim, Mead & White.
The Tompkins Square Branch is a New York City individual landmark and continues to operate as a branch of the New York Public Library. In 1960, the building was remodeled by architect Tito di Vincenzo, and made handicapped accessible in 1996 by RKT&B Architects under the Adopt-a-Library program.
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