Thursday, December 12, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 12

December 12, 1977 – The Hutchinson Carnegie Library was added to the National Register of Historic Places on this date.

Asa Hutchinson is credited with beginning the Hutchinson Public Library in 1874 when he donated two volumes and a half a lot of land for a library site. In 1903, voters in Hutchinson were eager to accept the $10,000 gift Andrew Carnegie offered for a building. A new library was dedicated in 1904, and in 1977, it was selected as a historic site listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. In 1985, a bond referendum for $750,000 allowed for the enlargement of the Carnegie Library. The new addition was designed by local architect John Korngiebel and successfully merged the old with the new.”

Hutchinson Carnegie Library

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 12, 2013,
as long as acknowledgement included.

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