A modernist building of the 1960s, this library has a central entrance section with glass walls and wedge-shaped roof that perfectly mirror the popular modern style of the decades of the 1950s and 1960s. The two drumlike brick forms to each side, with a narrow vertical group of metal bay windows, seem to go back to the Scandinavian modern style of the 1930s. The building's low scale and the landscaped space around it carry on the traditional approach to library buildings of the nineteenth century.
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Keokuk Public Library
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