Two Harbors Public Library, 320 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors, Minnesota

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Two Harbors Public Library

ca 2009
Address: 320 Waterfront Drive
City/locality-
State/province
Two Harbors, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Lake County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1909
Primary Style: Classical Revival
Additions: In 1983 an addition was added to the original Carnegie Library for accessibility and to expand the space.
Major Alterations: Some/mostly intact
Historic Function: Library
Current Function: Library
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Foundation: Stone

Two Harbors Lake County

Two Harbors Public Library, 320 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors, Minnesota
(47.0220158° N, 91.6710248° WLatitude: 47°1′19.257″N
Longitude: 91°40′15.689″W
)


The public library in Two Harbors is a Carnegie Library, built in 1909 with a $15,000 donation by Andrew Carnegie. It is a typical American Classical Revival Carnegie Library, with a temple front featuring a pediment and flanking columns, and with stairs leading up to the front door symbolizing the elevation of knowledge. It was opened with 481 books, and now contains over 33,000 items for lending. In 1983 the original library was joined with an addition which made the building both accessible and doubled its space to approximately 8,000 square feet. The addition was funded by the Iron Range Resource and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). The original building opened July 20, 1909 and is celebrating its centennial in 2009. This library is used by both residents and the many visitors to the North Shore of Minnesota.

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Related Links

Official Website: Two Harbors Public Library

History of Carnegie Libraries

Architecture: Carnegie Libraries in Scotland and America

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