Fogg Library

I don’t know very much about the area where I live. I pretty much moved to this area because it was closer to Boston but still not too far away from where I grew up and my family still lives. It’s conveniently located near the commuter rail and the T station. Other than the hospital, the Honda dealership, Wal-mart and a few other places I really have no idea where things are located. I should probably also learn some of the street names. 

I’ve always wondered where the closest library was located to my place. A couple weeks ago when I was walking around taking photos of the snowstorm I took a shot of this building. Zooming into the building to see the name on it I discovered it was called the Fogg Library. I thought, great, a library just around the corner. One problem…it’s closed due to renovations. This shouldn’t really be a big deal since I’ve been at my place for over 6 years and haven’t bothered to find the library. Typically, if I want to go to a library I just stop at the Boston Public Library after work. But it’s nice to know that once renovations are done I’ll be able to walk just up the street to find a good book. 

I took the shot of this building because I liked the look of it but also thought all the snow piled up in front provided a good image of the amount of snow we’ve seen here. The building was built in 1897 and was added to the National Historic Register in 1981.

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3 Comments

  1. What a beautiful building. You know me and libraries, can’t wait for you to discover the treasures this one may have to offer you!

  2. Wow! Great building and detail… and the snow!!! What township is this?

  3. This is in the town of Weymouth.
    A little history: The Town of Weymouth is the second oldest town in the Commonwealth, dating from 1622 when it was founded as “Wessagusset”. Renamed Weymouth in 1635, the Town was boosted in that year by the arrival of 100 settlers form its namesake in England.

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