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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.827′ N, 89° 21.665′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on Pekin Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 Pekin Street, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Logan County Circuit Court (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Lincoln Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
2. Lincoln Public Library Marker
(about 600 feet away); Samuel C. Parks (about 600 feet away); The Lincoln House (about 700 feet away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois (about 700 feet away); Lincoln's Lincoln (about 700 feet away); This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln (about 800 feet away); Centennial Park (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public Work
 
Lincoln Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
3. Lincoln Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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