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Vienna Public Library

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Built  1911
Architect  Clymer, Thomas
Built by  Davis and Bellamy
Architectural style  Classical Revival
Vienna Public Library
Location  401 Poplar St., Vienna, Illinois
MPS  MPL015 - Illinois Carnegie Libraries Multiple Property Submission

The Vienna Public Library, also known as Vienna Carnegie Library, is a Carnegie library located at 401 Poplar St. in Vienna, Illinois. The library was built in 1911 through a $5000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The brick building, designed by local architect Thomas Clymer, features a tall flight of stairs leading to the front entrance; two pilasters flank the staircase. The building provided a permanent home for Vienna's library program, which was established in 1895 and had rotated through a number of local buildings prior to 1911. County medical services have also been based in the library; the American Red Cross used the building as its headquarters during a 1917 influenza outbreak, and a trachoma clinic operated in the basement from 1936 to 1964. The building has also been used as a gym, a headquarters for city services, and a meeting place for several women's organizations and the Johnson County Historical Society.

The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 24, 1995. It is one of two buildings on the National Register in Johnson County, along with the Johnson County Courthouse.

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Vienna Public Library Wikipedia


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