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The Akron Public Library is located on the north-east corners of East Market Street and South High Street in downtown Akron, Ohio, United States. Also known as the Carnegie Building, it was built in 1904 using a donation of $82,000 from U.S. industrialist Andrew Carnegie. It was designed by Frank O. Weary and is an example of Beaux Arts Classicism and served as Akron's public library (from 1904 to 1942) and art museum (from 1922 to 1932) before being converted to office space in 1980. The building is currently occupied by Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC[2]

Akron Public Library
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Akron Public Library (Carnegie Building)
Akron Public Library is located in Ohio
Akron Public Library
Location69 East Market Street Akron, Ohio
Coordinates41°5′5.33″N 81°30′55.62″W / 41.0848139°N 81.5154500°W / 41.0848139; -81.5154500Coordinates: 41°5′5.33″N 81°30′55.62″W / 41.0848139°N 81.5154500°W / 41.0848139; -81.5154500
ArchitectFrank O. Weary [1]
Architectural styleRenaissance and Beaux-Arts[1]
NRHP reference #83002060[1]
Added to NRHP1983-01-19[1]

The building is a registered historic building listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 19, 1983.

Historic usesEdit

  • Library
  • Museum
  • Office space

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e National Park Service (2007-06-30). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM7VVV_Akron_Public_Library_Akron_Ohio