The public library (not to be confused with the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody or the Peabody Institute in…More Baltimore) was originally built in the Gothic style at its present location in 1869 with funds provided by local philanthropist George Peabody. However, the building was destroyed by fire in 1890.
The large Georgian Revival style structure was then built in 1892 for the sum of $34,218. The basement was remodeled in 1963 for use as a Children's Room and stacks and then in 1980, a new floor was added to replace the upstairs auditorium and 12,000 feet were added in the basement to create a new Children's Room and to house the new Archival Center.
The library maintains departments for adult services, archives, a children's room, information services and young adults. The George B. Gordon Meeting Room is available for reservation, which can be done online. Outside, the grounds contain Peabody Park to the rear of the library. You can also find the Peabody Institute on Facebook.
Peabody Park 23 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA01923 Peabody Park encompasses 4.5 acres, encircling the Georgian Revival structure of the Peabody Institute Library. It…More features nearly 50 different types of trees, benches, Mill Pond, two water fountains, a dedication to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, and the resting place of the town time capsule, which was unveiled in 2002 during the yearlong celebration of the town's 250th anniversary.
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page St, Danvers, MA01923 The hall was built in 1930 next to the historical society's headquarters at the Page House to use for special programs…More and store an extensive collection of local history. Much of the research library collection is now stored at the Peabody Institute Library on Sylvan Street, but the Historical Society holds its regular meetings in the hall and uses it to display special exhibits. Plans for the hall include installing a ramp and restrooms.
Kilborn Property Consultants 11 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA01923 Located in the professional offices between the Danvers Town Hall and the Peabody Institute Library, Kilborn is a small…More team of dedicated real estate agents serving residents and home seekers of the North Shore.
Holy Trinity United Methodist Church 16 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA01923 Holy Trinity is located across the street from the Peabody Institute Library and is a member of the United Methodist…More Church of New England. The current pastor is Reverend Larry Wimmer. The church offers adult Bible studies, Sunday School, educational programs, youth group, choirs for the young and old and other musical events and various forms of local and global outreach. Holy Trinity also runs the Jack & Jill Preschool inside the building. Parking is available in a lot behind the church.