National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County

National Register #81000493: Medford Carnegie Library 26 February 2011
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National Register #81000493
Medford Carnegie Library
413 West Main Street
Built 1911-1912

The Medford Carnegie Library is a noteworthy example of the modest-scale civic buildings of the first decade of the 20th century which emulated the high-style work of architects trained in the tradition of the École des Beaux Arts.

Construction began in the year the Carnegie Corporation issued its general guidelines, Notes on the Erection of Library Buildings, and it conformed to the Classical Revival rectangular, single-story building atop high basement which was to become the Carnegie Library standard across the country.

The architect was J. A. McIntosh.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1981.

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