Havana Public Library

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Havana Public Library
Havana Public Library.jpg
Front of the library
Havana Public Library is located in Illinois
Havana Public Library
Location 201 W. Adams St., Havana, Illinois
Coordinates 40°17′49″N 90°3′36″W / 40.29694°N 90.06000°W / 40.29694; -90.06000Coordinates: 40°17′49″N 90°3′36″W / 40.29694°N 90.06000°W / 40.29694; -90.06000
Area less than one acre
Built 1901
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Havana Public Library
MPS Illinois Carnegie Libraries MPS
NRHP Reference # 94000014[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1994

The Havana Public Library is a Carnegie library located at 201 W. Adams St. in Havana, Illinois. The library was built in 1902 to house Havana's library program, which began in 1896 and was previously kept in a room of the city hall. The building's construction was funded by an $8,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation as well as a local library tax. The blond brick building was designed in the Classical Revival style. The front of the building features four bays separated by five Ionic pilasters, an asymmetrical pedimented entrance, and a stepped parapet atop the entrance bay.[2]

The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 16, 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Schnell, Karen E. (November 10, 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Havana Public Library" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 5, 2014.