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Somerville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Former Public Library

 
 
Former Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Edith Lit, May 2014
1. Former Public Library Marker
Inscription. The people's reading room and library was formally established in 1871. The library had several locations until George W. Post, architect of the New York Stock Exchange, designed this neoclassical building expressly for it. Later incorporated as Somerville's free library in 1912. It remained here until 1928.
 
Location. 40° 34.147′ N, 74° 36.783′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Maple Street, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruth St. Denis (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower (about 500 feet away); Former Second National Bank (about 500 feet away); Somerset County Court House Green (about 700 feet away); Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville (about 800 feet away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Somerset Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Guard Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Somerville.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
View across Maple Street image. Click for full size.
By Antonette D'Orazio, May 4, 2013
2. View across Maple Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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