South Branch Library, Toledo, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member boatchick
N 41° 37.801 W 083° 33.475
17T E 286928 N 4611859
Quick Description: The South Branch of the Toledo Public Library was one of 5 branch libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie and built between 1916 and 1918.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2008 8:43:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM3X9P
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 18

Long Description:
Public library service in Toledo dates back to the 1830s with the formation of the Young Men’s Association Library. The Toledo Public Library opened in 1873 and now lives on as the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The Toledo Library initially applied for a Carnegie grant in 1905 to remodel and expand the main library. The request was denied, but a second application was approved in 1915 to build 5 new branch libraries.

Located at the intersection of Broadway and Langdon, the old South branch library building was in use from January 1918 until 27 August 2004. The South branch boasts a large collection of Spanish-language materials. The old building sits vacant across the street from the new branch, somewhat overgrown with weeds and untamed shrubbery but apparently in good repair. The fate of this building is unknown.
Address of Library Building:
1638 Broadway
Toledo, Ohio USA
43609


Current Use of Building: vacant

Year Built (optional): 1917

Website about building: [Web Link]

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