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Eldon Public Library

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Built  1913
Opened  1913
Architectural style  Neoclassical architecture
Architect  Frank E. Wetherell
NRHP Reference #  96000604
Phone  +1 641-652-7517
Added to NRHP  30 May 1996
Eldon Public Library
Location  608 W. Elm St. Eldon, Iowa
MPS  Public Library Buildings in Iowa TR
Address  608 W Elm St, Eldon, IA 52554, USA
Hours  Open today · 11AM–5:30PMWednesday11AM–5:30PMThursday11:30AM–6PMFriday1–5PMSaturday10AM–1PMSundayClosedMonday1–5PMTuesday11AM–5:30PM
Similar  First National Bank, B'nai Jacob Synagogue, Ottumwa City Hall, Mars Hill, Ottumwa Public Library

Eldon public library celebrates 100 years


The Eldon Public Library is a public library and historic building located in Eldon, Iowa, United States. Established in 1906, the present building, completed in 1913 with a donation from Andrew Carnegie, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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History

The first library in the town of Eldon was established in a rented room above a local business in 1906. Two years later it was incorporated according to the laws of the state of Iowa and the town took responsibility for its maintenance. Andrew Carnegie was contacted in 1911 in hopes that he would make a donation so a permanent building could be built. He donated $7,500 once his specifications were realized. The present site was paid for and the deed delivered on January 1, 1912. The Des Moines architectural firm of Wetherell and Gage designed the Classical Revival style building. The cornerstone was laid on November 23 of the same year, and it was dedicated on May 9, 1913. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

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Eldon Public Library Wikipedia


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