Old Jacksonville Free Public Library, Jacksonville, FL

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/historical_architecture_main/2849
Author(s):
George Lansing Taylor
Tags:
Taylor; George Lansing; Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Jacksonville Free Public Library; Carnegie Library; Henry John Klutho -- architect; Carnegie Libraries; Library buildings; Duval County (Fl.); Jacksonville (Fl.); Libraries -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
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Old Jacksonville Free Public Library, Jacksonville, Fl.On October 3, 1903, ground was broken for the Carnegie library on the northeast corner of Adams and Ocean. Known officially as the Jacksonville Free Public Library, it was the beginning of the Jacksonville Public Libraries.It was designed by architect Henry John Klutho in the Neo-Classic Revival style, the library was two stories tall, made of limestone and copper. Its design was Greek Ionic, typical of Carnegie libraries, and featured four columns on the facade. It has been described as nearly fireproof, with wood only in the floors, doors and sash.Today it houses a law firm and is on the National Register of Historic Places NRIS #86003679.