Bridgeville Public Library

Bridgeville Public Library was housed in a historic library building located in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Delaware. It was built in 1866, and is a 1 1/2-story, three bay, frame structure in the Gothic Revival style. It has a steeply pitched gable roof. There is a one-story gable roofed wing and one-story rear addition. To the front there is a two-story, gable-roofed bell tower and a gable-roofed Colonial Revival open portico. It was originally built to provide a place of worship for the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeville. In 1917, the Tuesday Night Club bought the building. In 1919, the club's Literary Guild organized a circulating library and in 1964, the Tuesday Night Club signed the building over to the Town of Bridgeville for use as a library. The new 13,500 square foot library was opened in 2009. [2]

Bridgeville Public Library
Former Bridgeville Public Library DE 1.jpg
Bridgeville Public Library is located in Delaware
Bridgeville Public Library
Bridgeville Public Library is located in the United States
Bridgeville Public Library
Location600 South Cannon Street., Bridgeville, Delaware
Coordinates38°44′36″N 75°36′10″W / 38.74333°N 75.60278°W / 38.74333; -75.60278Coordinates: 38°44′36″N 75°36′10″W / 38.74333°N 75.60278°W / 38.74333; -75.60278
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1866 (1866)
Architectural styleModern
NRHP reference No.90001065[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 1990

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Donald A. Duhadaway, Jr.; Kimberly R. Sebold & Stephen G. Del Sordo (August 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bridgeville Public Library". and Accompanying seven photos