Seabrook in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of the Brown Library
Seabrook's First Public Library
— 1893-1994 —
David Pingree of Salem, MA, financed the building of the Brown Library in 1892 in memory of his cousin Augustus S. Brown (1834-1892), the son of Dr. Sewall Brown (1798-1850) of Seabrook. In 1933, Mr. Pingree bequeathed $15,000 to the library, the interest from which was used to purchase books. In 1975, as a result of the efforts of Librarian Lydia Mary (Weare) Gould, the Town of Seabrook began annually funding the operation of the library. In 1994, the Brown Library building was moved and attached to the new library off Centennial Street to become the new local history and study center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 42° 53.625′ N, 70° 52.334′ W. Marker is in Seabrook, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road (U.S. 1) and The Provident Way (New Hampshire Route 107), on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 628 Lafayette Road, Seabrook NH 03874, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Shapley Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Essex Coastal Scenic Byway / Salisbury (approx. 1.2 miles away in Massachusetts); Salisbury (approx. 1.4 miles away in Massachusetts); Bound Rock (approx. 3 miles away); Old Landing Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); A Little Band Of Pioneers (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Proprietary School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the Log Meeting-House (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seabrook.
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