Thursday, June 5, 2014

Carnegie Library, Huron, South Dakota

[LIB11066] - In 1907, the public voted to establish a City Library, funded by the City of Huron. The issue passed by a very slim margin—368 votes in favor and 366 votes against. The Library was established thanks to 2 votes!

In 1908, the City Commission accepted the Andrew Carnegie offer of $10,000 to build a Free Library Building for the City of Huron. This building opened to the public September 3, 1909, and served the city for 56 years. In the fall of 1965, the building was razed and the present structure erected on the same site. [Website]

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