Linden Hills Community Library
Linden Hills Branch Library
|Architect:||Bard & Vanderbilt; Pike & Cook|
|Architectural style:||Tudor Revival|
|Added to NRHP:||May 26, 2000|
The Linden Hills Branch Library is a library in the Linden Hills neighborhood of southwest Minneapolis, Minnesota. The branch library originally opened in 1911 on the first floor of the Lake Harriet Commercial Club building. In 1931, under the leadership of Minneapolis Public Library's chief librarian Gratia Countryman, the library moved into its own building on 2900 West 43rd Street. Area resident Joseph Victor Vanderbilt designed the library in the Tudor Revival style. Head librarian Edith Frost served for over thirty years. The library has also hosted community groups such as children's clubs, neighborhood groups, and women's organizations. The library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 and renovated in 2002.
The building has leaded glass windows, including a panel above the entrance that pays tribute to past generations and their legacy for the future. It also has outdoor terraces and two historic fireplaces. These features make it a favorite among neighborhood residents.
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