Erwin Library and Pratt House

Art, knowledge and fine architecture showcased at landmark 

These buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The Pratt House, built in 1875, is now home to the Dodge Pratt Northam Art & Community Center. The library, a limestone edifice built in 1890, remains the community’s public library. 

At a glance
  • C.B. Erwin established the library with an $86,000 bequest in his will
  • The first librarian was also janitor – and donated $425 of his $500 salary to the library
  • Reference works on local history and genealogy reserved for research