Carnegie Public Library, photo submitted c. 1980
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Carnegie Public Library
317 Main Street, Ishpeming - Marquette County
Property Type library
Historic Use EDUCATION/library
Current Use EDUCATION/library
Style Classical Revival
Architect/Builder John D. Chubb
Significant Person Andrew Carnegie
Narrative Description The Carnegie Public Library is a one-story, rectangular, brick structure resting on a raised foundation of rusticated sandstone. A full-height entry porch with a large pediment supported by Ionic columns and adorned with decorative carved stones dominates the front facade, which is pierced regularly by one-over-one fixed sash and pilasters. The cornice line of the flat roof is dentilated.
Statement of Significance The Carnegie Public Library was a gift to the city from wealthy philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Designed by Chicago architect John D. Chubb in the Neo-Classical Revival style, the library has served Ishpeming and residents since 1904 as a place of quiet learning and community enrichment.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1903
Registry Type(s) 01/18/1980 State Register listed
Site ID# P24122