Where in the Valley - Richards Free Library, Newport

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Here is the answer for Where in the Valley...? for July 5 to July 13, 2001

Richards Free Library, Newport
Photograph: Bob Raiselis

The sculpted stone near the entrance of the Richards Free Library in Newport, NH came from the original library building, just down the street (we assume it was built in 1888). When that building was torn down, someone salvaged the stones, and they were placed in front of the new building.

The current library building was originally built in 1898 for the family of Col. Seth Mason Richards. It was considered one of the most elegant and costly homes in the state. Through the generosity of the Richards family, the house was donated to Newport for conversion to a library in 1963. The Library Arts Center is in the back of the current building in the carriage house.

Only one correct guess on this one (come on, guys...!) Congratulations to Eric Hector who correctly identified this Upper Valley location.


Richards Free Library, Newport