The Providence Athenaeum, founded as “The Athenaeum” in 1836, is an independent, member-supported library open to the public. Its progenitors were two earlier libraries, The Providence Library Company, founded in 1753 and the
Providence Athenaeum, founded in 1831, became “The Providence Athenaeum” by amendment to its charter in 1850.
Keough Construction Management has completed several renovations and additions to this historic facility including, upgrades to the1st floor, renovations to the Rare Reading Room, Roof and Building Envelope Repair work, and select M/E/P upgrades. KCM continues to work at this facility in 2016.