Queens Borough Public Library, Elmhurst Branch
Queens, NY 11373
Year(s) built: 1906
Year opened: 1906
Architect(s): Lord & Hewlett
Builder(s): H.F. Quinn & Sons
Status: Library, no designation, demolished in 2012
This single-story orange brick building has several characteristics of the suburban Carnegie library type. Located 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. Frequently, the libraries feature brick walls with limestone ornamentation. The buildings typically have a symmetrical layout, large windows to allow an abundance of light into the reading rooms, and a prominent, decorative entrance. The building continued to serve as the Elmhurst Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library (until its demolition in 2012).