|Year(s) Listed: • 1999|
|City/Town: • Pittsburg|
|Location Class: • Government|
|Built: 1912 | Year Saved: 1998|
|Historic Designation: • National Register of Historic Places|
|Awards: • Honor Award|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
The Pittsburg Public Library first opened its doors in January 1902 when the west wing of the city office building was used to house a small collection of books. The citizens of Pittsburg quickly realized the value of a public library and in 1907 the Library Board of Trustees began looking for ways to secure funds for a larger building.