Vienna Public Library

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Vienna Public Library
Vienna Public Library.jpg
Front of the library
Vienna Public Library is located in Illinois
Vienna Public Library
Vienna Public Library is located in the US
Vienna Public Library
Location 401 Poplar St., Vienna, Illinois
Coordinates 37°24′58″N 88°53′39″W / 37.41611°N 88.89417°W / 37.41611; -88.89417Coordinates: 37°24′58″N 88°53′39″W / 37.41611°N 88.89417°W / 37.41611; -88.89417
Built 1911
Built by Davis and Bellamy
Architect Clymer, Thomas
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS MPL015 - Illinois Carnegie Libraries Multiple Property Submission
NRHP Reference # 94001603[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 1995

The Vienna Public Library, also known as Vienna Carnegie Library, is a Carnegie library located at 401 Poplar St. in Vienna, Illinois. The library was built in 1911 through a $5000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The brick building, designed by local architect Thomas Clymer, features a tall flight of stairs leading to the front entrance; two pilasters flank the staircase. The building provided a permanent home for Vienna's library program, which was established in 1895 and had rotated through a number of local buildings prior to 1911. County medical services have also been based in the library; the American Red Cross used the building as its headquarters during a 1917 influenza outbreak, and a trachoma clinic operated in the basement from 1936 to 1964. The building has also been used as a gym, a headquarters for city services, and a meeting place for several women's organizations and the Johnson County Historical Society.[2]

The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 24, 1995.[1] It is one of two buildings on the National Register in Johnson County, along with the Johnson County Courthouse.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ray, Crystal (October 31, 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Vienna Public Library" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 

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