Sycamore Public Library

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Sycamore Public Library
Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore, Illinois LCCN2011633629.tif
Location Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois
Coordinates 41°59′19.4″N 88°41′1.8″W / 41.988722°N 88.683833°W / 41.988722; -88.683833Coordinates: 41°59′19.4″N 88°41′1.8″W / 41.988722°N 88.683833°W / 41.988722; -88.683833
Built 1905
Architect Paul O. Moratz
Architectural style Classical Revival
Part of Sycamore Historic District (#78003104[1])
Added to NRHP May 2, 1978

The Sycamore Public Library, in Sycamore, Illinois, was erected in 1905 in the former location of Mansion House, Sycamore's oldest structure. Construction began in May of that year and the library officially opened to the public on Thanksgiving Day, 1905.[2] The library joined the National Register of Historic Places in May 1978 with the rest of the Sycamore Historic District. The library still operates, as of 2010, as the Sycamore library. The library was erected with the help of a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1905.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Phyllis. Sycamore's library starts celebration of first 100 years , Daily Chronicle, 16 May 2005, Retrieved January 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Bigolin, Steve. The Sycamore Historic District: Location 7A, Daily Chronicle, 16 October 2006, Retrieved January 13, 2007.

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