Paris Carnegie Public Library - Paris, IL
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N 39° 36.566 W 087° 41.706
16S E 440329 N 4384640
Quick Description: Established in 1904, the Paris Carnegie Public Library is an outgrowth of a small library started by the Paris Women's Club and an $18,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. An addition was completed in 1992 to provide accessibility and increased space for the collection.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2007 5:12:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM2A42
After several false starts in trying to establish a public library, Paris, Illinois successfully applied for a grant from the Carnegie Foundation in 1902.
On August 8, 1902, the firm of Charles Henry & Sons from Akron, Ohio was selected, and on February 17, 1903, H. B. Newman, a local contractor, was awarded the contract with his bid of $18,000. Work began on the construction.
Finally, on June 4, 1904, the library board held its first meeting in the stately new structure on South Main, another of the eighty-one libraries in the state of Illinois, established through donations made by Andrew Carnegie.
Address of Library Building:
207 South Main Street
Paris, IL USA
Current Use of Building: Public Library
Year Built (optional): Completed in 1904
Website about building: [Web Link]
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