NoeHill Travels in the American West: Utah

National Register of Historic Places in Beaver County

National Register #83004391: Beaver Carnegie Library 5 August 2008
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National Register #83004391
Beaver City Library
50 West Center Street
Built 1917

Twenty-three Carnegie libraries were built in Utah during the first two decades of the 20th century. Thirteen maintain their original integrity.

All of Utah's Carnegie libraries are brick, one and one half stories in height with a raised basement. Eight of extant Carnegie Libraries in Utah reflect Classical Revival influences, the most popular architectural style for public buildings in the first two decades of the 20th century.

Classical Revival libraries in Utah have symmetrical façades with a central pavilion or portico and are divided into distinct bays by pilasters topped with capitals. The Panguitch, Beaver, and Salt Lake City libraries have round arch windows, more reminiscent of Renaissance Revival buildings than strictly Classical Revival buildings.

Adapted from the NRHP Nomination: Utah Carnegie Library Thematic Resource.

Some Carnegie Free Libraries in California

Some Other Carnegie Free Libraries in the West

The website Carnegie Libraries of California contains much information about these libraries.

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