Danville Public Library (Danville, Illinois) facts for kids
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Danville Public Library
The old Carnegie Library, now the Vermilion County War Museum
|Location||307 N. Vermillion St., Danville, Illinois|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Beaux Arts|
|NRHP reference No.||78003064|
|Added to NRHP||November 30, 1978|
Danville Public Library is a library in Danville, Illinois formed in 1883 by consolidating several existing collections. Originally it existed in rented space in buildings in downtown Danville. On November 7, 1904, a new Carnegie library opened and served for the next 91 years. The library had a Beaux-Arts design with columns flanking the front doors and a parapet wall above the entrance. It was expanded in 1929 thanks to a gift from Augustus Webster.
Construction on a new library building just north of the existing building began in 1994 and was completed in 1995. The grand opening was held on November 7, 1995.
The Carnegie building still exists and now operates as the Vermilion County War Museum.
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