Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library

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Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library
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Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library is located in Iowa
Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library
Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library is located in the United States
Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library
Location520 Rocksylvania Ave.
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Coordinates42°31′18.2″N 93°15′49.8″W / 42.521722°N 93.263833°W / 42.521722; -93.263833Coordinates: 42°31′18.2″N 93°15′49.8″W / 42.521722°N 93.263833°W / 42.521722; -93.263833
Arealess than one acre
MPSPublic Library Buildings in Iowa TR
NRHP reference #83000363[1]
Added to NRHPMay 23, 1983

The Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library is a historic building located in Iowa Falls, Iowa, United States. Local businessman Eugene Ellsworth donated the property for the library in 1902. The following year the Carnegie Foundation agreed to grant the community $10,000 to build the building.[2] It was dedicated on August 9, 1904. The single-story, brick structure is dominated by an elaborate entrance pavilion.[3] It features a semi-circular window above the cornice, which is supported by two Ionic pillars in antis between rusticated corner piers. The hip roof is capped by a cupola. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] The Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library, Iowa Falls' public library, is now housed in a modern building near the Iowa River.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Carnegie Libraries of Iowa Project-Iowa Falls Public Library". University of Iowa. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  3. ^ Samuel J. Klingensmith. "Carnegie-Ellsworth Public Library". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-11-08. with photos