Morris Carnegie Library

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Morris Carnegie Library
Morris Carnegie Library.jpg
The Morris Carnegie Library from the east
Morris Carnegie Library is located in Minnesota
Morris Carnegie Library
Morris Carnegie Library is located in the United States
Morris Carnegie Library
Location116 West 6th Street, Morris, Minnesota
Coordinates45°35′8.6″N 95°55′4″W / 45.585722°N 95.91778°W / 45.585722; -95.91778Coordinates: 45°35′8.6″N 95°55′4″W / 45.585722°N 95.91778°W / 45.585722; -95.91778
AreaLess than one acre
Built1905
ArchitectSedgwick & Saxton
Architectural styleNeoclassical
NRHP reference #83000943[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 27, 1983

The Morris Carnegie Library is a former library building in Morris, Minnesota, United States, now occupied by a historical society. It was built in 1905 as one of the 2,500 Carnegie libraries funded by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 for having local significance in the themes of architecture and education.[2] It was nominated for being a longstanding focus of education in Morris, with locally distinctive and well preserved Neoclassical architecture.[3]

The Morris Public Library relocated to a new facility in 1968. The 1905 Carnegie building has since been maintained by the Stevens County Historical Society as its headquarters and museum.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Morris Carnegie Library". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  3. ^ a b Gimmestad, Dennis (1982-11-05). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Morris Carnegie Library". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-03-11.