Edgell Memorial Library
Visitor Information3 Oak Street
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Free admission. 5% off merchandise in Museum or Gift Shop.
The Edgell Memorial Library, one of the few remaining Victorian Gothic style buildings in the area, anchors the Centre Common in Framingham, a quintessential New England town common. As the town's first free-standing library, this memorial was built in 1872 as a monument to Civil War Soldiers and is a testament to community pride. When demolition was threatened by the construction of a new library in 1963, concerned citizens and the then Framingham Historical Society rallied to save our beloved library. Today the Framingham History Center is working to restore this building and halt the demolition by neglect that has threatened it since then.