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$10,000 Grant to Assist Restoration of Historic Bronx Library

We are pleased to announce the second Nonprofit Technical Assistance Grant (NTAG), an award of $10,000, to the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room located in the Westchester Square area of the Bronx. Our NTAG grant will assist with design services to restore the roof with historically appropriate materials and is accompanied by the Conservancy’s project management assistance.

Huntington Free Library, Westchester Square in the Bronx

The Library was incorporated in 1892 by railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington to provide the first library for the area and gives access to its collections to the public free of charge for research and scholarship, educational lectures, and other events. It has been active during the pandemic serving meals for families and distributing school supplies and holiday toys for local children. The original building, designed by Frederick Clarke Withers, was built in 1882-1883 with a sympathetic addition built in 1890-92. The building was designated an individual City landmark in 1994 and is one of the few designated landmarks in the area.

The NTAG program is underwritten by a generous grant from the Altman Foundation.

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