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Albright Memorial Building
Library on an old postcard
|Location||500 Vine St., Scranton, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0.3 acres (0.12 ha)|
|Architect||Green & Wicks|
|Architectural style||Renaissance, French Chateau|
|NRHP reference No.||78002411|
|Added to NRHP||May 22, 1978|
Albright Memorial Building, also known as Albright Memorial Library and Scranton Public Library, is a historic library building located in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Designed in 1890 and completed in early 1893, it is a two-story, "L"-shaped, Indiana limestone and Medina sandstone building with Châteauesque-style design elements. It consists of a main building measuring 36 feet by 132 feet and a wing set a right angle and measuring 30 feet by 52 feet. It was designed by the Buffalo, New York architectural firm, Green & Wicks. It was donated by Buffalo entrepreneur and philanthropist and former Scranton resident, John J. Albright, who dedicated it in memory of his parents. Albright was also a founder of the Albright–Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, also listed on the National Register, now serves as the Children's Library and is located immediately southeast of the main library.
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