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Converse Memorial Library

Malden, Massachusetts
County of Middlesex.
36 Salem Street
National Register Number: 85002014
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - library. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
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Current use/information: Library.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 23, 1987):
Henry Hobson Richardson was the most important architect of his day and the first native American architect to attain truly international status. His libraries were designed not only to house books, but also to function as community cultural centers, art and natural history museums, and lecture halls. Converse Memorial is the last of Richardson's libraries (1885), and is generally regarded among his greatest works.


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