Athalie McFarlane Petersen Library

Location: 640 Strand Street

The Athalie McFarlane Petersen Public Library is situated on the southeast side of Strand Street.

It was constructed in 1803 as a private residence, showcasing exquisite Victorian architecture. Originally called The Bell House, it earned this name because the Bell family, the former owners, adorned the staircase with bells to symbolize their children.

Ms. Petersen, a founding member of the St. Croix Library Association, passed away in 2003 at the age of 82, leaving behind a lasting legacy of passion for reading.


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