New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch

The Hamilton Grange Branch of the New York Public Library is a historic library building located in Hamilton Heights, New York City. It was designed by McKim, Mead & White and built in 1905-1906. 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. It is a three-story-high, five-bay-wide building faced in deeply rusticated gray limestone in an Italian Renaissance style. The building features round arched openings on the first floor and bronze lamps and grilles.[2]

New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch
NYC Landmark #LP-0599
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New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch, December 2008
New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch is located in New York City
New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch
New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch is located in New York
New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch
New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch is located in the United States
New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch
Location503 and 505 W. 145th St., New York, New York
Coordinates40°49′32″N 73°56′54″W / 40.82556°N 73.94833°W / 40.82556; -73.94833Coordinates: 40°49′32″N 73°56′54″W / 40.82556°N 73.94833°W / 40.82556; -73.94833
Arealess than one acre
Built1905
ArchitectMcKim, Mead & White
Architectural styleRenaissance, Italian Renaissance
NRHP reference #81000410 [1]
NYCL #LP-0599
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 1981
Designated NYCLMarch 31, 1970

It was designated a New York City Landmark in 1970 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Suzanne J. Wilson and Anne B. Covell (July 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-19. See also: "Accompanying two photos".