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El Dorado Carnegie Library

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1619647_857493937610750_6526700156456494300_nThe El Dorado Carnegie Library is a former public library, constructed in 1912. Did you know that El Dorado has ties to one of this country’s most famous and wealthiest families? Andrew Carnegie was one of America’s most successful industrialists. It was Andrew Carnegie that made the El Dorado Carnegie Library possible with a $10,000 grant. In 1959, a new library was built in El Dorado; as a result this building was eventually purchased privately and in the 1980s it was renovated and converted into private offices. It is currently the home of PKHLS Architecture.

999942_792682974091847_1508597682_nThis two story limestone building is a Classical Revival style (Classical Revival – Characteristics of Classical Revival include colossal porticos, large columns, pilasters, pedimented windows, and domes. The buildings are generally masonry structures of monumental proportions, using terra cotta, brick, and stone materials.). The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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