Thief River Falls in Pennington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 48° 7.035′ N, 96° 10.88′ W. Marker is in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, in Pennington County. Marker is on Main Avenue North (State Highway 32) just north of 1st Street East (County Highway 17), on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at waist-level, directly on the subject building, on the right/south side of the front staircase. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Main Avenue North, Thief River Falls MN 56701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. National Register of Historic Places #83003763. Today this building houses the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. The current Thief River Falls Public Library is located one block south.
Also see . . .
1. Thief River Falls Public Library History.
In 1900, a few civic leaders decided that a book collection was needed for everyone to use. Money was raised for(Submitted on September 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Historic Carnegie Library Restoration.
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, believing in real and permanent good, offered the City of Thief River Falls the sum of $12,500 to build a public library. The City met Mr. Carnegie’s requirements by matching this with $4,848 in local funding and built the stately Carnegie Library Building that still stands at the corner of Main Avenue and 1st Street.(Submitted on September 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
The final phase of restoration of the Historic Carnegie Library is now complete.
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