Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1909 Carnegie Library, Oberlin, Ohio

[LIB6439] - Carnegie Library, the gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie, of New York, is located at the northeast corner of Professor and Lorain Streets. The building is constructed of Amherst sandstone; its dimensions are 135 by 110 feet. Messers, Patton and Miller, of Chicago, were the architects, and the building was constructed by Mr. George Feick, of Sandusky, Ohio. The total cost was $155,600 of which amount Mr. Carnegie furnished $150,000. The construction of the Carnegie Library was commenced in May, 1907, and the building was dedicated June 23, 1908, in connection with the celebration of the Seventy-fifty Anniversary of the College. [From the Oberlin College Archives]

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