Akron Public Library

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Akron Public Library
Akron Public Library (Akron, Ohio).jpg
Akron Public Library (Carnegie Building)
Akron Public Library is located in Ohio
Akron Public Library
Location Akron, Ohio
Coordinates 41°5′5.33″N 81°30′55.62″W / 41.0848139°N 81.5154500°W / 41.0848139; -81.5154500Coordinates: 41°5′5.33″N 81°30′55.62″W / 41.0848139°N 81.5154500°W / 41.0848139; -81.5154500
Architect Frank O. Weary [1]
Architectural style Renaissance and Beaux-Arts[1]
Governing body Private[1]
NRHP Reference # 83002060[1]
Added to NRHP 1983-01-19[1]

The Akron Public Library is located on the north-east corners of Market and High Streets in downtown Akron, Ohio. Also known as the Carnegie Building, it was built in 1904 using a donation of $82,000 from U.S. industrialist Andrew Carnegie. It is an example of Beaux Arts Classicism and served as Akron's public library and art museum before being converted to office space in 1980. [2]

The building is a registered historic building listed in the National Register on January 19, 1983.

Historic uses[edit]

  • School
  • Library
  • Museum

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