“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 40° 34.147′ N, 74° 36.783′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Maple Street, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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
View across Maple Street image. Click for full size.
By Antonette D'Orazio, May 4, 2013
2. View across Maple Street
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Somerset Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Guard Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2014, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2014, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 19, 2021