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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Public Library

 
 
Lincoln Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
1. Lincoln Public Library Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by The Lincoln Public Library Board, the Friends of the Library and the Logan County Tourism Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 40° 8.816′ N, 89° 21.654′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on Pekin Street north of McLean Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in
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front of the library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 Pekin Street, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln, Illinois (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Logan County Circuit Court (about 500 feet away); Logan County's Civil War Dead (about 500 feet away); Robert B. Latham Home (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (about 600 feet away); Samuel C. Parks (about 600 feet away); Lincoln Rallies the People (about 700 feet away); The Lincoln House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
More about this marker. While this has the same style and format as typical Illinois State Historical Society markers, this was not erected by the ISHS.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln Public Library. Official website for the Carnegie library. (Submitted on November 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Lincoln Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
2. Lincoln Public Library Marker
Lincoln Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
3. Lincoln Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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