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|Location||Baker, Oregon map|
|Date||1909 to 1914 timeline|
|Building Type||small public library|
|Construction System||cut stone bearing masonry, of local tuff|
|Style||Neo-Richardsonian Classical Revivial|
|Notes||A classic example of a small town Carnegie Library.|
|Discussion||Baker Public Library Commentary
"...Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy gave many cities and towns their first permanent library buildings. These buildings came with strings attached: A city had to provide a suitable site for the building and support a public library annually at a cost of at least 10 percent of the Carnegie grant."
Oregon Library Association, http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/quar2-1/carnegie.shtml
Sources on Baker Public Library
Rosalind Clark. Architecture Oregon Style. Portland, Oregon: Professional Book Center, 1983. exterior photograph, p129.
George Bobinski, ALA. Carnegie Libraries. Oregon State Library, 1989.
Links on Baker Public Library
general history and a photo of library near bottom
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