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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Joliet Public Library

 
 
Joliet Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Joliet Public Library Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1903, the building was designed in the French Beaux Arts style by Daniel H. Burnham Co., the famous Chicago architect. For many years, Joliet City offices were located in this structure. The 1991 library addition tripled the size of the existing structure. At a cost of 6.1 million, the addition utilized materials and design to match the original Burnham structure.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation.
 
Location. 41° 31.63′ N, 88° 4.966′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ottawa Street (U.S. 6) and West Clinton Street, on the right when traveling north on North Ottawa Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 N Ottawa St, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fehrenbacher Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Service Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 3: Charles Reed (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 1: Louis Joliet (within shouting
Joliet Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Joliet Public Library Marker
Marker is on the left side near the entrance.
distance of this marker); Level 2: Jacques Marquette (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 5: Frederich Bartleson (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 4: J.D. Paige (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marx Brothers (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joliet Library. Official website for the library, which has been in operation since 1876. (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Joliet Public Library on Wikipedia. The library has a collection of over 300,000 items, and is known to be one of the biggest libraries in Illinois. There is another location on the west end of town (The Black Road Branch). (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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