Taylors Falls Public Library

The Taylors Falls Public Library, located at 417 Bench Street in Taylors Falls in the U.S. state of Minnesota was built by John Jacob Spengler as a tailor shop in 1854; he sewed uniforms for Union Soldiers in the Civil War, while he and his family lived in the back room of the building. The one-story two-room building features a barrel-vault ceiling in the front room and a pressed tin ceiling in the back room. Other architectural elements include Victorian Gothic pendants, spindles, and quatro-foils in an Eastlake style. In 1887 the building was sold to the Taylors Falls Library Association for use as a library. That use continues today; in 2007 the library received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which seeks to provide information technology to residents of rural communities.

Building Activity

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