Alfred E. Dickey Free Library

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Alfred E. Dickey Free Library
Alfred E. Dickey Free Library 2.jpg
Library in 2008
Alfred E. Dickey Free Library is located in North Dakota
Alfred E. Dickey Free Library
Alfred E. Dickey Free Library is located in the United States
Alfred E. Dickey Free Library
Location105 3rd St., SE, Jamestown, North Dakota
Coordinates46°54′24″N 98°42′28″W / 46.90667°N 98.70778°W / 46.90667; -98.70778Coordinates: 46°54′24″N 98°42′28″W / 46.90667°N 98.70778°W / 46.90667; -98.70778
Arealess than one acre
Built1917
ArchitectShannon, J.A.; Scherer, Henry J.
Architectural stylePrairie School
NRHP reference #80004545[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 3, 1980

The Alfred E. Dickey Free Library in Jamestown, North Dakota was built in 1917. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

According to its NRHP nomination, it is "a rare and fine example" of Prairie School architecture in North Dakota.[2]:4

It seems to have been designed by Joseph A. Shannon and Henry J. Scherer. According to its NRHP nomination, however, it was designed by architectural partners "J. H. Shannon" and Henry J. Scherer.[2] And according to a different NRHP nomination, from 1989, for the Devils Lake Commercial District, the Dickey Free Library was designed by "John A. Shannon", late in his career.[3] These appear to be misstatements of the name of local architect Joseph A. Shannon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Jackie Sluss, Kurt Schweigert (March 19, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Alfred E. Dickey Free Library". National Park Service. and accompanying photos
  3. ^ Lauren McCroskey (July 6, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Devils Lake Commercial District". National Park Service. (including photo captions pages 37-64) and accompanying 28 photos

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