Arcola Carnegie Public Library

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Arcola Carnegie Public Library
Arcola Public Library Wide View.JPG
Arcola Carnegie Public Library is located in Illinois
Arcola Carnegie Public Library
Arcola Carnegie Public Library is located in the US
Arcola Carnegie Public Library
Location 407 E. Main St., Arcola, Illinois
Coordinates 39°41′10″N 88°18′11″W / 39.68611°N 88.30306°W / 39.68611; -88.30306Coordinates: 39°41′10″N 88°18′11″W / 39.68611°N 88.30306°W / 39.68611; -88.30306
Built 1905
Built by Morehead, J.P.
Architect Moratz, Paul A.
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Illinois Carnegie Libraries MPS
NRHP Reference #

02000459

[1]
Added to NRHP May 9, 2002

The Arcola Carnegie Public Library is a Carnegie library located at 407 E. Main St. in Arcola, Illinois. The library was built in 1905 through a $10,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation. Architect Paul O. Moratz designed the library in the Classical Revival style. The building's front entrance is situated within a Classical gabled portico supported by stone pilasters. The hipped roof of the building features an ornamental cornice along its edge and a cupola at its peak. The building still serves as Arcola's public library and houses a collection of over 18,000 books.[2][3]

The library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. It is one of two sites on the National Register in Douglas County, along with the Streibich Blacksmith Shop in Newman.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Martin, Vance S. (June 1, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Arcola Carnegie Public Library" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arcola Public Library District". Lincoln Trail Libraries System. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 

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