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Carnegie Public Library (Huntington, West Virginia)

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Built  1902
Opened  1902
Architectural style  Beaux-Arts architecture
Architect  James B. Stewart
NRHP Reference #  80004015
Area  800 m²
Added to NRHP  3 April 1980
Carnegie Public Library (Huntington, West Virginia)
Location  900 5th St., Huntington, West Virginia
Similar  Ritter Park Historic District, Huntington Mall, North House Museum, Huntington Museum of Art, Clay Center

Carnegie Public Library, also known as Cabell County Public Library, is a historic library building located at Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. It was built in 1902-1903, in the Beaux-Arts style. It is two stories with a raised basement and has smooth gray ashlar walls. It features a pedimented, central front pavilion with paired Ionic order columns on its portico. The interior was renovated in the 1930s. It is one of 3,000 such libraries constructed between 1885 and 1919. Andrew Carnegie provided $35,000 toward the construction of the Huntington library. It served the community as a library until 1980, when a new library opened across the street. The building houses Huntington Junior College.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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Carnegie Public Library (Huntington, West Virginia) Wikipedia


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