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Property Description-Emanuel Einstein Mem. Library  

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Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library
333 Wanaque Avenue
Construction Date:  1912
Style:  Tudor Revival
Number of Stories:  2
Form/Plan Type:  Rectangular
Exterior Wall Fabric:  Red Brick (English Bond)
Fenestration:  Leaded Diamond-Pane Casements
Roof/Chimneys: Polychromatic Slate Cross-Gabled Roof/End Chimneys on North
Additional Architectural Description:
The Library is 5 bays wide.  The end and center bays step forward and are gabled.  The grouped, leaded, diamond-paned casement windows have stone surrounds and label molds.  The Tudor-arched entrance is preceded by a stone terrace and steps, and features a stone surround with memorial tablet.
Boundary Description and Related Structures:
The Library is set on a spacious lot with parking at the rear (east).  The Library faces west toward Wanaque Avenue.
The Library was named for Emanuel Einstein, President of Raritan Woolen Mills and a New York City resident who summered at Pompton Lakes.  The building was a gift to the town from Mrs. Einstein, following Mr. Einstein’s death in 1909, and it has been financially supported by Alice VanOrden, Einstein’s daughter, for many years.
The first librarian was Thomas Wood.  Originally, the Library’s second floor provided living space for the librarian and his/her family.  It also included a gymnasium and assembly hall, and was intended to function as a social center for the Borough.
A building rehabilitation program was undertaken by the Borough in 1952 under the direction of James J. McGrath, Jr. and Leonard T. Noonan of the Borough Council.  A report was produced, and a full-time professional librarian, Mr. John Phillips, was hired.
The Library is an excellent example of the Tudor Revival style as utilized for a civic structure, and its construction parallels the development of Pompton Lakes as a rapidly developing suburb with a need for civic facilities
Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library was designated as an historic site on June 21, 1994.

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