Monday, January 30, 2017

Carnegie Library, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 1922


1904 - June 1: The first public-library building, funded with $21,000 from Andrew Carnegie, is dedicated. A typical Carnegie library, with a large dome and Roman columns, it stands at the northeast corner of   Clark Street and Strongs Avenue until 1968, when it is razed. Only its bronze front-doors and  lamp-posts—added in 1918 with a bequest from Andrew R. Week, a wealthy local lumberman--are salvaged, and are eventually incorporated into the third (1992) public library.

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