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This year, 2010, marks the 95th anniversary of the Rochambeau Library’s founding in 1915 and the 80th anniversary of its Georgian Revival building at 708 Hope Street which opened on November 17th, 1930.
In February of 1915, the organization known as the “Children’s Library Helpers” met, and the library needs of the city were carefully studied. It was decided that the most feasible locations would be in Elmwood and in the vicinity of Rochambeau Avenue. Rochambeau was opened on July 6th, 1915 in
708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906