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Historical Marker:

Lincoln Public Library


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Location:
This marker is located on the lawn of the Lincoln Public Library at 725 Pekin Street, Lincoln, Illinois.
Latitude:
40.1471
Longitude:
-89.361
Dedication Date:
01/01/1900
Dedication By:
Lincoln Public Library Board, The Friends of the Library and The Logan County Tourism Committee

Marker Description:
The Lincoln Public Library is a fine example of public neo-classical construction. This W.A. Otis structure was completed in 1903. A stained glass dome and oak woodwork highlight the interior. Major benefactors were Steven Foley who guided its construction, Isabel Nash who willed her home as the site, and the Carnegie Foundation. The Library's history typifies the combination of national wealth, grass roots initiative, and the cultural ideals which generated the free library movement and its goal of a free and educated American society. The Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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