Jamaica Plain Branch Library

12 Sedgwick Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-524-2053

History

The Jamaica Plain Branch began in June 1876 as a small Reading Room in Curtis Hall, with books supplied by the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library. In September 1877 it expanded and became the first Boston Public Library branch to purchase books from public funds. After a fire in 1908, the present building was constructed. It opened on July 24, 1911. An addition was built in 1936 and the interior was remodeled in 1963.

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