8. Hunts Point Library, The Bronx

The library located at 877 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx was built by the architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings between 1928-29. As part of a WPA project, this Hunts Point Branch was expanded between 1935-38, with construction of a rear two-story addition. Visitors to the library enter through a small wood-paneled vestibule into a large circulation room, which is the librarian’s station. The building retains much of its original architectural detail, including historic wooden window moldings, bookshelves, build-in benches below the windows and original fireplaces. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 2009.