The Goodnow Library is an historic public library building located at 21 Concord Road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. It is named for Sudbury-native John Goodnow II, who died in 1851 and left to the town of Sudbury a 3-acre (1.2 ha) site for a library, $2,500 to build it and $20,000 to buy books and to maintain it. Construction of the two-story octagon-shaped building began in 1862 and was finished in 1863. In the 1990s it was expanded to its present size, but the original octagon survives as a reading room.
Goodnow Library: Sudbury, Massachusetts
|Location||21 Concord Rd., Sudbury, Massachusetts|
|Architect||Joseph R. Richards, et al.|
|Architectural style||Romanesque, Octagon Mode|
|NRHP reference #||02000549 |
|Added to NRHP||May 22, 2002|
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