Carnegie Library:Arlington Branch-Photos

Carnegie Library:Arlington Branch-Photos


203 Arlington Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11207

Year(s) built: 1906

Year opened: 1906

Architect(s): Richard A. Walker of Walker & Morris

Builder(s): L.W. Seaman Company

Status:  Library, no designation

The Arlington Branch has several characteristics of the suburban Carnegie library type.  Located mostly in the less densely populated areas of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens, these branches are most often freestanding structures within a larger lot (most often they are surrounded by a lawn).  Frequently, the libraries feature brick walls accented with a minimum of limestone ornamentation.  The buildings most often have a symmetrical layout, large windows to allow an abundance of light into the reading rooms, and a prominent, decorative entrance.