Joplin Carnegie Library – Then and Now

The Joplin Carnegie Library may come up in a city plan to be discussed tonight, July 6, 2010, by City Manager Mark Rohr, as part of the redevelopment plan for the city. As such, we figured to show a series of photographs (and one drawing) of the Joplin Carnegie Library.

First, we have the award winning sketch of the library by August Michaelis, a distinguished Joplin architect of the time.

August Michaelis' winning design for Joplin's Carnegie Library

August Michaelis' winning design for Joplin's Carnegie Library

Next we have a photograph not long after it was built:

The Joplin Carnegie Library

The Joplin Carnegie Library not long after completion.

Now we have the library as it appears today. It is privately owned, but in need of restoration. It is easily one of the most beautiful buildings in Joplin.

Joplin Carnegie Library

The Joplin Carnegie Library as it appears today.

Source: Historic Joplin Collection


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