Flagg Township Public Library

Flagg Township Public Library is found in the Ogle County, Illinois city of Rochelle. It is a Carnegie library, designed in 1912 by Madison, Wisconsin architects Claude & Starck. The library joined the National Register on October 25, 1973.

History

As a Carnegie library Flagg Township Public Library was the beneficiary of a grant from Andrew Carnegie for its construction. Often smaller towns and rural areas would band together to petition Carnegie for a grant for a county or area library. Flagg Township Library is one such example of an Illinois township library obtained in this manner.

Architecture

Flagg Township Public Library was built in 1912 and designed by the Madison, Wisconsin based architectural firm of Claude and Starck. The library is an example of Prairie School. It has brick walls and a ceramic tile roof. Flagg Township Public Library is an example of a Carnegie Library.

Significance

The Flagg Township Public Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 25, 1973 for its significance in the area of architecture.

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