Carnegie Library – Osborne

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Built: 1913 | Abandoned:
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (06-25-1987)
Status: Saved
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Photo by: By Ammodramus – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35626813

The Osborne Public Carnegie Library is a historic Carnegie library in Osborne, Kansas. It was built around 1913 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

It is located at Third and Main in Osborne, the county seat of Osborne County.[3]

It is Classical Revival in style, and is a one-story ted brick building built upon a raised limestone block foundation. It has a ridge hipped roof with its “original pantiles and ridge caps.” It is 46 by 32 feet (14.0 m × 9.8 m) in plan, not including its projecting entryway flanked by two Ionic columns.[4]

It served as the town’s public library from 1912 to 1995, and later, including in 2022, has served as a regional history and genealogical library operated by the Osborne County Genealogical and Historical Society.[5][6]

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