Wednesday, January 19, 2011
1916 Public Library, Danville, Illinois
Three other collections were ultimately consolidated to form the Danville Public Library in 1883. After renting library space in three downtown locations over twenty years, the Board of Trustees applied to Andrew Carnegie, a philanthropist, for funds to build a home for the library. Carnegie granted the city $40,000 and construction began in 1903. [http://www.danville.lib.il.us/about.htm]
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