(31) Carnegie Public Library

Built: 1913

Address: 145 North Chicago Street

Although typical of many Carnegie designed libraries, the stone facing adds to the structure's neo-classical appearance. Tufted bands of rock-faced stone separate the courses of smooth-faced, cut stone. Doric columns flank the main entrance, and the door has a divided transom and sidelights. The windows are double hung with the diagonal muntin division in the upper lights. A high basement and parapet wall are also typical of these libraries. Incidentally, it took the stone cutters three days to create each of the handsome columns framing the front entrance.