TIVERTON, RHODE ISLAND, The iconic Essex Library, located at 298 Highland Road, sold recently for $395,000. The c.1938 granite and stone property, sited on over 2 acres, was offered for sale by the town of Tiverton and sold at full asking price. The former municipal building, now zoned residential, offers great potential for a future home. Paul Tobak, Broker Associate and George Tollefson, Sales Associate of Lila Delman Real Estate International’s Newport office, represented the Town of Tiverton and facilitated for the buyers in the transaction.

“The flurry of interest resulting in the sale of the Essex Library for full price demonstrates the continued interest in significant architectural property throughout the state,” commented Paul Tobak. George Tollefson and I were pleased to represent the Town of Tiverton and work collaboratively with its Town Manager, Matthew Wojcik to orchestrate a successful transaction benefitting the residents of Tiverton.”

The former library offers over 3,700 square feet of potential living space with beautiful woodwork and commanding west-facing views of the Sakonnet River and the Mount Hope Bridge.


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