William Czar Bradley II, a native of Brattleboro, was the first Director of Brooks Memorial Library serving from 1884 until about 1904. He was class poet at Harvard University and had two of his books published. The “beautiful and commodious” Victorian-style library Bradley knew stood until the 1960s, when it was demolished and the current structure was built in its place.
Research & Narration: Jerry Carbone, former Brooks Memorial Library Director for 22 years
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