- The Forgotten History of the Chatham Public Library, A Carnegie Legacy, LIZZI, Dominick C.
The Forgotten History of the Chatham Public Library, A Carnegie Legacy, LIZZI, Dominick C.
Constructed in 1905, the Chatham Public Library is the sole Carnegie Library in Columbia County, New York.
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) bequeathed part of his fortune to the establishment of public libraries such as this.
The library features a large window by Louis Comfort Tiffany, as well as a bust of Mark Twain from the studio of an area sculptor, Louis M. Potter.
This volume tells the story of the library's birth and the local heroes who organized and built it. The library remains open to the public and is a local landmark.