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Carnegie Library

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1904, Sidney Varney and Silas Knowles, builders. 219 14th Ave. (northwest corner of Miner St.)

Built according to Carnegie Library specifications by local brickmasons, this virtually unaltered gem retains the original floor plan, golden oak card catalog, shelving, and portrait of Andrew Carnegie, who donated $10,000 and the plans. The two-story gray brick classical temple has fluted Doric columns flanking the east entry portico. The lower south entrance is off a mini-park with a Spanish arrastra (an animal-powered drag with a large boulder for crushing ore).

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Carnegie Library", [Idaho Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-CC28.

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