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Dansville Library - Dansville, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
N 42° 33.726 W 077° 41.814
18T E 278618 N 4715714
Quick Description: Welcome to the historic Dansville Library in downtown Dansville, New York!
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 12:57:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM382N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 4

Long Description:
According to the NRHP archive: The present day Dansville Library was originally the residence of Joshua Shepard (1780-1829). Shepard build the substantial, neoclassical style home in 1823-24 on lands he had purchased in 1816 when development was first beginning in Genesee County. In 1923 the residence was given by the Shepard family to the community for adaptive reuse as a library. An addition on the south side was designed for that purpose by Claude Bragdon, famous architect, author and theatrical designer who once lived in Dansville.

Beyond the historical and architectural importance of the original residence, the existing library, with its neoclassical wing, demonstrates the versatality of Claude Bragdon as a designer.
Street address:
200 Main St
Dansville, NY USA

County / Borough / Parish: Livingston

Year listed: 1977

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1800-1824

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Education/Library

Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 1:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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