Browns Valley Carnegie Library

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Browns Valley Carnegie Public Library
Browns Valley Carnegie Library.jpg
The Browns Valley Carnegie Library from the north-northwest
Browns Valley Carnegie Library is located in Minnesota
Browns Valley Carnegie Library
Browns Valley Carnegie Library is located in the United States
Browns Valley Carnegie Library
LocationBroadway Avenue & 2nd Street, Browns Valley, Minnesota
Coordinates45°35′42″N 96°49′51″W / 45.59500°N 96.83083°W / 45.59500; -96.83083Coordinates: 45°35′42″N 96°49′51″W / 45.59500°N 96.83083°W / 45.59500; -96.83083
AreaLess than one acre
Built1915–16
Built byMcClure Construction Company
Architectural styleNeoclassical
NRHP reference #85001762[1]
Designated August 15, 1985

The Browns Valley Carnegie Library is a Carnegie library building in Browns Valley, Minnesota, United States, completed in 1916. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 as the Browns Valley Carnegie Public Library for having local significance in the themes of architecture and education.[2] It was nominated for being the town's most architecturally significant early-20th-century building and an example of the libraries provided to small Minnesota communities by Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy.[3]

The Browns Valley Public Library operated out of the building until 1997, when it moved to a new facility. Since then the Browns Valley Historical Society has used it for storage.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Browns Valley Carnegie Public Library". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-19.
  3. ^ Granger, Susan (December 1984). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Browns Valley Carnegie Public Library (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  4. ^ "Browns Valley Carnegie Public Library, Broadway Avenue and 2nd Street, Browns Valley, Minnesota". Placeography. Minnesota Historical Society. 2011-04-09. Retrieved 2016-07-31.