The Atlanta Public Library, located at the intersection of Race and Arch Streets in Atlanta, Illinois, was built in 1908 and has operated continuously as a library since. Architect Paul A. Moratz's design combines the Neoclassical with an octagonal plan, an uncommon mixture of styles. The building's eight sides are all symmetrical except for the front, which is broken by a classical portico with Doric columns and a round arched entrance. The library is topped by a red tile roof.See Atlanta Public Library and all Atlanta has to offer by arranging your trip with our Atlanta travel route planner.
Atlanta's public library program began in 1873. When the city built its library building in 1908, it did so through community support rather than receiving a grant from the Carnegie Foundation as most other communities did at the time. A clock tower was added to the property in the 1970s. The Atlanta Museum formerly operated in the library's basement.
The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1979.
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I stopped at the library and then walked all over the little town to see all the Route 66 sites. The library is cool and there is a few historical markers around it. Across the street is a little... more »
Atlanta's library is situated right on Route 66 and is a stunning building in an octagonal shape and a clock tower out front. A plaques out front tells visitors about the clock tower and the mill... more »
Nice Little Library, People were Very Friendly, I stopped in to get a Stamp for the Lincoln Heritage Area. Also had a Nice walk around town.
Beautiful traditional American building and stoned clock tower, at a small park with elegant gardens and beautiful trees, at the town of Atlanta. There are labels at the park with historical information related to the library and the clock tower.
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