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.
Next we have a photograph not long after it was built:
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.
Source: Historic Joplin Collection