As a library the building has its own history. The Great Table in the library was used by Dr. Warner, a local Cortland County physician, turned clothes maker. Dr. Warner used this table to cut some of his first corsets. Dr. Warner’s company was known as Warnaco, which was a large and profitable clothing company. One of the subdivisions of the company is Calvin Klein. The library itself has become an important part of the town of McGraw, especially for children. Hosting events like arts and crafts, hosting story tellers, and musicians these events help bring a community together. The book collection started off small with only about 1,000 books, but over a hundred years later, there’s about 15,000 books. The Lamont Memorial Library has historical significance, being named after and the childhood home of Daniel S. Lamont. An important person in U.S. history was born in this town and lived in this building. When it became a library it became a significant part of the town, from helping start a large modern clothing company to being a center stage of a town. This building is significant historically and culturally.
By: Patricia Rose, Fallon Haggerty, Michael Armstrong, & Jack Quinn