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The Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library in Wilton, New Hampshire was constructed from July, 1905 until October, 1907.
Designed by the Boston architectural firm of McLean & Wright, the building is a superb example of the "Neo-Classic” style prevalent among monumental architecture between 1900 to 1920.
The building is symmetrical in plan and elevation, basically rectangular (45' x 65') in configuration with a front projecting pedimented entrance portico. Even though the site pitches to the south rather steeply, a float terrace was created upon which to place the building.
The structure is basically 2 ½ stories in height, comprised of a basement, main level and second level. One-half of the basement level is above grade, visually defined by a granite base of regular bond. The two upper levels are built of brick in a flemish bond pattern. The front entrance portico is flanked by four monolithic limestone Corinthian columns, one pair at each side of the arched limestone entrance. Applied rectangular limestone columns frame all corners of the structure. The entire building is capped with a limestone entablature of rich detail. The roof cornice is entirely of copper, including the gabled pediment above the main entrance portico.
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