Olney Carnegie Library

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Olney Carnegie Library
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Olney Carnegie Library is located in Illinois
Olney Carnegie Library
Location 401 E. Main St., Olney, Illinois
Coordinates 38°43′52″N 88°4′53″W / 38.73111°N 88.08139°W / 38.73111; -88.08139Coordinates: 38°43′52″N 88°4′53″W / 38.73111°N 88.08139°W / 38.73111; -88.08139
Area less than one acre
Built 1904 (1904)
Built by Robards, B.L.
Architect Gaddis
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
MPS Illinois Carnegie Libraries MPS
NRHP Reference # 02000037[1]
Added to NRHP February 14, 2002

The Olney Carnegie Library is a Carnegie library located at 401 E. Main St. in Olney, Illinois. Olney's library association was founded in 1882, but the city did not have its own library building until the Carnegie Library was constructed in 1904. The library was designed in the Classical Revival style by a Mr. Gaddis; it is the only Classical Revival building in Olney. Its design features brick pilasters with Corinthian capitals, two terra cotta finials atop the roof, and leaded-glass windows with keystone-patterned stone lintels. The library served as Olney's main library until 1990 and is now the Carnegie Building Museum.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Bosomworth, E.L. (August 2, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Olney Carnegie Library". National Park Service. Retrieved October 5, 2013.