Congratulations to the Pequot Library in Southport, CT for winning our 2018 Connecticut Treasures Award!
About the Pequot Library:
Pequot Library Association was founded in 1894 by Virginia Marquand Monroe; the library itself was designed by architect Robert Henderson Robertson and opened in 1894. Pequot has many unique and distinct features: columns and arches marking the main entrance, a recognizable Ludovici red-tiled roof, and a beautiful stone facade, which make it a beautiful example of late nineteenth-century public architecture in the Romanesque-Revival style. Expanded first in 1898, with iconic ironwork stacks, glass-tile floor, and Tiffany windows, the library is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Online voting took place on our website between July 9 to July 27, 2018. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Connecticut Treasures, formerly a part of the People’s Choice program, features the wealth and diversity of buildings from each of the eight Connecticut counties. The public is invited every year to vote for a favorite building for this state-wide award.