Malden Public Library

Architectural Detail

Converse Memorial Library Building
Malden Public Library
36 Salem Street
Malden, Massachusetts

Elisha S. and Mary D. Converse hired renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson to design the original building and museum in memory of their murdered son, Frank Eugene Converse by renowned American architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Young Converse was a seventeen year old teller at his father’s bank who became the victim of the first bank robbery/murder in the United States.

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