Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Carnegie Library / El Biblioteca Carnegie
Ossining, New York
— The Museum in the Streets© —
The Carnegie Library
The Ossining Public Library began in the 1880s as a collection of 700 books located in the School Superintendent's Office at the Park School; it was housed at various locations over the next few years. Looking for a permanent home, the Trustees asked the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to build a new library along the lines of the hundreds he built across America and abroad. The Trustees purchased the present site on Croton Avenue, known as the George Selleck property, and the library was dedicated in March of 1914. It had seating for only 32 patrons and limited shelf space. It was replaced in 1968 by a building with a seating capacity of 75. In turn, this structure was demolished to make way for the present building, which opened in 2007.
La Biblioteca Pública de Ossining comenzó en los 1880 como colección de 700 libros localizada en la oficina del Superintendente de Escuelas en la escuela Park School; en los próximos años se alojó en varios lugares. Buscándole residencia permanente, los fideicomisarios le pidieron al filántropo Andrew Carnegie
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1914.
Location. 41° 9.857′ N, 73° 51.585′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Croton Avenue (New York State Route 133) north of Elizabeth Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 Croton Ave, Ossining NY 10562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Village of Ossining Municipal Building / Edificio Municipal de la Villa de Ossining (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First National Bank and Trust Co. / El Primer Banco y Compañía Fiduciaria Nacional (about 600 feet away); Village of Ossining Community Center / Centro Comunitario de la Villa de Ossining (about 800 feet away); George Rohr's Saloon and Boarding House / Taberna y Pensión de George Rohr (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Crescent / La Media Luna (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal Trinity (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ossining Bank for Savings / El banco Sing Sing de Seguros (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ellis Place and the Little Shop Tea Room / Ellis Place y El Salón de Té la Tendita (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.