Brooks Memorial Library | William Czar Bradley II

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  • William Czar Bradley II, the 1st Director at Brooks Memorial Library


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.

Tour Stop Location: Brooks Memorial Library - Downtown Brattleboro

Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, United States

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  • <p>Brooks Memorial Library, circa 1880's. Original Library located in what is now the post office parking lot</p>
  • <p>Jerry Carbone</p>
  • <p>William Czar Bradley II, photo located in the Bradley family papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. Approx 1851</p>