Here’s another Then & Now view: first, the library from 1912 after its construction and dedication. Second, the library now, taken this past Wednesday evening. Though relatively the same view, there are a few notable changes. The most recent addition sticks out in the back, and some of the trees along Newton Street are now gone and replaced by parking spots. Also, the Beaman Oak now stands in front of the library and obscures most of the building.
Both pictures show the same place and were taken almost from the same spot--over 100 years apart.
For more information see The Beaman Library.