Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Opened in 1750, while our country was still under British rule, The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the nation's oldest lending library in America.
Housed in a magnificent building modeled after a Grecian Temple, the Redwood Library has an impressive collection and history, serving in the past as a refuge for such literary dignitaries as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Edith Wharton.
A stroll around the Library's grounds will reveal Fernleaf beech and red dwarf Japanese maple trees, and also some lovely flowers and shrubs, including andromeda, rhododendron, juniper, arbor vitae and mountain laurels.
In addition, one will find on the grounds the Abraham Redwood Summer House, a National Historic Landmark and a fine example of Colonial-era architecture.
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