Friends of Francis A. Gregory Library

Supporters and Advocates

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the history of Francis A. Gregory library
A: The Francis A. Gregory Regional Library, one of the city’s four regional libraries, was erected at 3660 Alabama Ave. S.E. in 1961. Originally known as the Fort Davis Branch, the library was renamed in 1986 in honor of a local public servant and neighborhood resident. The branch was the fifth of 11 branch libraries funded under the D.C. Public Works Program at a cost of $457,000. The building was designed by Victor E. DeMers in cooperation with the District's Office of the Supervising Architect, and constructed by N.S. Stavrou of Washington, D.C. The library opened as the Fort Davis Branch in January 1961 in a two-story, brick and concrete building on a portion of park land transferred from the National Capital Planning Commission.

Here is a link to more of the history of the branch.