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Flagg Township Public Library
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The Rochelle Flagg Township Public Library.
Location NE corner 7th St. at 4th Ave., Rochelle, Illinois
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1912
Architect Claude and Starck
Architectural style Prairie
NRHP reference No. 73000713
Added to NRHP October 25, 1973

Flagg Township Public Library is a library in Rochelle, Illinois. It is a Carnegie library, designed in 1912 by Claude and Starck. The library joined the National Register on October 25, 1973.

History

As a Carnegie library Flagg Township Public Library was the beneficiary of a grant from Andrew Carnegie for its construction. Often smaller towns and rural areas would band together to petition Carnegie for a grant for a county or area library. Flagg Township Library is one such example of an Illinois township library obtained in this manner.

Architecture

Flagg Township Public Library was built in 1912 and designed by the Madison, Wisconsin-based architectural firm of Claude and Starck. The library is an example of Prairie School. It has brick walls and a ceramic tile roof. Flagg Township Public Library is an example of a Carnegie Library.

Significance

The Flagg Township Public Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 25, 1973, for its significance in the area of architecture.

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