Friends of Our 1913 Library
Cornerstone of Our Community
Friends of Our 1913 Library are a group of New Canaan residents who 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:
The Friends of Our 1913 Library group is working to save the original 1913 Library Building. Join us!
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.
Two estimates are included, one from Architectural Preservation Studio, commissioned by the Friends of Our 1913 Library and one from Dharam Consulting, commissioned by the New Canaan Library.
Let us know if you have other questions to be answered!
In 1951 the New Canaan Historical Society published a booklet called "Landmarks of New Canaan."
Look at the site plan to see how seamlessly the new library and the 1913 library can coexist on the same site.
The 2016 approved Plan of Conservation and Development included images that New Canaan residents submitted which they felt contributed to the overall character of New Canaan.
This is a wonderful booklet created by the New Canaan Library to celebrate their 100th year in 1977.
The timeline starts in 1909 with the fundraising for the new building.