Friends of Our 1913 Library

Cornerstone of Our Community

Friends of Our 1913 Library is a committee of the NCPA.   A group of New Canaan residents have come together to support our new New Canaan Library and we support retaining the original 1913 Library Building and saving the demolition dollars!

Here are links to information on the 1913 Library and how you can help:

About the Friends of Our 1913 Library

The Friends of Our 1913 Library Committee is working to save the original 1913 Library Building.  Join us!

Kirk & Company Feasibility Study - 1913 Library 

The Friends of Our Library Committee retained Kirk & Company, located in Boston, MA to provide counsel and analysis for the potential reuse or redevelopment of our 1913 Library (including the 1936 Addition).  Read it here!

1913 Library Conditions Report

This report has been developed by Preservation Architects and reflects the true present condition of the building which is in contrast to statements made by the New Canaan Library.

1913 Library Estimates

Two estimates are included, one from Architectural Preservation Studio, commissioned by the Friends of Our 1913 Library Committee and one from Dharam Consulting, commissioned by the New Canaan Library.


Questions & Answers

Let us know if you have other questions to be answered!

Landmarks of New Canaan

In 1951 the New Canaan Historical Society published a booklet called "Landmarks of New Canaan."

New Library and 1913 Library Site Plan

Look at the site plan to see how seamlessly the new library and the 1913 library can coexist on the same site.

Plan of Conservation and Development

The 2014 approved Plan of Conservation and Development included images that New Canaan residents submitted which they felt contributed to the overall character of New Canaan.  The 1913 Library photo is actually given more prominence than the Waveny House photo!

A Practical and Useful Enterprise

This is a wonderful booklet created by the New Canaan Library to celebrate their 100th year in 1977.

Historical Timeline for Our 1913 Library

The timeline starts in 1909 with the fundraising for the new building.

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