Flagg Township Public Library

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Flagg Township Public Library
Rochelle Flagg Library2.jpg
The Rochelle Flagg Township Public Library.
Flagg Township Public Library is located in Illinois
Flagg Township Public Library
Flagg Township Public Library is located in the US
Flagg Township Public Library
Location NE corner 7th St. at 4th Ave., Rochelle, Illinois
Coordinates 41°55′24″N 89°3′56″W / 41.92333°N 89.06556°W / 41.92333; -89.06556Coordinates: 41°55′24″N 89°3′56″W / 41.92333°N 89.06556°W / 41.92333; -89.06556
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1912
Architect Claude and Starck
Architectural style Prairie[2]
NRHP Reference # 73000713[1]
Added to NRHP October 25, 1973[1]

Flagg Township Public Library is a library in Rochelle, Illinois. It is a Carnegie library, designed in 1912 by Claude and Starck. The library joined the National Register on October 25, 1973.

History[edit]

As a Carnegie library Flagg Township Public Library was the beneficiary of a grant from Andrew Carnegie for its construction. Often smaller towns and rural areas would band together to petition Carnegie for a grant for a county or area library.[3] Flagg Township Library is one such example of an Illinois township library obtained in this manner.[3]

Architecture[edit]

Flagg Township Public Library was built in 1912 and designed by the Madison, Wisconsin-based architectural firm of Claude and Starck.[2] The library is an example of Prairie School.[2] It has brick walls and a ceramic tile roof. Flagg Township Public Library is an example of a Carnegie Library.[4]

Significance[edit]

The Flagg Township Public Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 25, 1973, for its significance in the area of architecture.[2]

Notes[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 c d Flagg Township Public Library", "Property Information Report", HAARGIS Database, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, accessed January 22, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Schnell, Karen E. Illinois Carnegie Libraries, National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form, NPS Focus, National Park Service, November 10, 1993, accessed January 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Flagg Twsp. Library", Illinois Historic Sites Survey Inventory, HAARGIS Database, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, accessed January 22, 2011.

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