Forest City Public Library

Address: E. I St. and Clark, Forest City, Iowa. County/parish: Winnebago.

NRIS 84001609

1 contributing building.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places March 07, 2016.

Part of Public Library Buildings in Iowa TR (NRIS 64000157).

From Wikipedia:

Forest City Public Library

The former Forest City Public Library was a historic building located in Forest City, Iowa, United States. It was one of two libraries in Iowa that were built with public money during the formative period of Iowa library development. The other was in Des Moines. The library here was built almost entirely with donations from the citizens of Forest City, with the rest coming from city funds. The Romanesque Revival structure was completed in 1899 and served Forest City as its library until 1927 when another facility was built. This building was then converted into commercial space. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The building has subsequently been torn down, and it was removed from the National Register in 2016.

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Architects:

  • Lackore, C. H.

Architectural styles:

  • Other
  • Romanesque

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/84001609

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