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Carnegie Public Library

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1909, Patton and Miller. Northeast corner of 2nd and Washington streets

For this library building the architects turned to the stylistic features of the contemporary American Arts and Crafts (Craftsman) movement. The lower portion of the walls is brick, and brick piers extend upward as pinnacles above the roof eaves. The upper section of the building, including its central gable, is of stucco and half-timbering, and the stepped gable roof is covered with flat terracotta tile. The gabled end on the right has been sympathetically extended, doubling the building in size.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Carnegie Public Library", [Red Oak, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 341-341.

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