New York Public Library 115th Street Branch

The Harry Belafonte 115th Street Branch of the New York Public Library is a historic library building located in Harlem, New York City. It was designed by McKim, Mead & White and built in 1907–1908 and opened on November 6, 1908. It is a three-story-high, three-bay-wide building faced in deeply rusticated gray limestone in a Neo Italian Renaissance style. The branch was one of 65 built by the New York Public Library with funds provided by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, 11 of them designed by McKim, Mead & White. The building is 50 feet wide and features three evenly spaced arched openings on the first floor.[2]

New York Public Library, Harry Belafonte 115th Street Branch
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New York Public Library, Harry Belafonte 115th Street Branch, March 2009
New York Public Library 115th Street Branch is located in New York City
New York Public Library 115th Street Branch
New York Public Library 115th Street Branch is located in New York
New York Public Library 115th Street Branch
New York Public Library 115th Street Branch is located in the United States
New York Public Library 115th Street Branch
Location203 W. 115th St., New York, New York
Coordinates40°48′10″N 73°57′14″W / 40.80278°N 73.95389°W / 40.80278; -73.95389Coordinates: 40°48′10″N 73°57′14″W / 40.80278°N 73.95389°W / 40.80278; -73.95389
Arealess than one acre
Built1907
ArchitectMcKim, Mead & White
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Neo Italian Renaissance
NRHP reference #80002704 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 6, 1980

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] In 2017, the branch was renamed to honor Harry Belafonte.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ David Framberger; Joan R. Olshansky & Elizabeth Spencer-Ralph (December 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: New York Public Library, 115th Street Branch". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-19. See also: "Accompanying two photos".
  3. ^ "About the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library". The New York Public Library. Retrieved 2017-02-23.