Public Library of New London 63 Huntington Street New London, Connecticut 06320 website Public Library of New London–original structure and addition. Opened: July 1891 Architect: Henry Hobson Richardson/Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge Style: Romanesque Materials: pink granite from Worcester with Kibbe… Read More ›
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Beatrice Public Library 100 North 16th Street Beatrice, Nebraska 402-223-3584 website Opened: November 9, 1991 Operating Budget: $552,567 Registered Users: 6,353 Collection Size: 125,743 Annual Circulation: 129,247 source It can be a sad experience, visiting a town’s new library after… Read More ›
Beatrice City Library 218 North 5th Street Beatrice, Nebraska No longer in use as a library. See the Carnegie Restoration Project website for future plans. Update 2018: The library is now the home of the Gage County Tourism and Vistors… Read More ›
Timothy B. Blackstone Memorial Library (aka Blackstone Branch Library) 4904 South Lake Park Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 (312) 747-0511 website Architect: Solon S. Beman Cost: $250,000 Square feet: 13, 794 Dedication: January 8, 1904 Last May I stumbled upon the… Read More ›
This post covers three library-related buildings in Freeport, IL 1. Freeport Carnegie Library 314 W Stephenson St Freeport, IL 61032 Grant Date: February 21, 1901 Grant amount: $30,000 Architects: Patton & Miller (they also designed the Ida Public Library in… Read More ›
Henry L. Stout (bio) Carnegie-Stout Public Library 360 W. 11th Street Dubuque, IA 52001 website Carnegie grant date: January 12, 1901 Grant amount: $60,000 Library opened to the public: October 20, 1902 Architects: Williamson & Spencer Style: Neo-Classical Revivalist Addition… Read More ›
Ida Fuller Hovey (1859-1888) Ida Public Library 320 N. State Street Belvidere, IL 61008-3299 Boone County website The Ida Public Library was named after Ida Fuller Hovey whose father, General Allen Fuller, donated $5,000 to the city in 1883 to… Read More ›