Sodus Community Library Plaque – Page

This plaque is located inside the Sodus Community Library at 17 Maple Avenue in Sodus NY.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude:  43.237340  Longitude:  -77.061940

The plaque reads:

Our Benefactor

Carrie Richardson Colvin

1918 – 1953 – served as librarian

for Sodus Circulating Library and Sodus Free Library

1956 – bequeathed this house

for the Sodus Free Library


Additional information about the history of the library is provided by Bette Bugni and Jim Paprocki:


Atlas of Wayne County 1874 by Beers shows Smith/Richardson/Colvin house at this site.

Also shown  as a dwelling on the Sanborn 1889 map

Carrie Richardson Colvin gives it to the library in her will in 1956

It opens 1958.

7/7/1991 it has a fire

It reopens 2/1992


Completed in 9/2013.


House built in about 1940

John VanEenwyk’s family lived there for many years.

Library board buys it from from Mrs. Jenkins

Information from Sanborn map, plaques on wall in library, Jim Paprocki and Sodus Record

Submitted by—Bette Bugni  3/11/2021

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