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Title

Public Library
Public Library

Description

The Des Moines Public Library was founded in 1866 and held a collection of 2,300 books when it opened its doors to the public. The library had many different homes until this building was constructed in 1903. Built on the location of the early home of General Marcellus M. Crocker, it was the first building approved for construction along the riverfront by Mayor MacVicar in 1897. For its first 25 years the building housed the Cumming School of Art and Fine Arts Association Gallery. The Public Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Source

Special Collections, Cowles Library -- Drake University.

Publisher

Chicago, Il. : Gravure Illustration Co.

Date

1914
2005/05/24

Rights

U.S. and International copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact: bart.schmidt@drake.edu

Relation

Art Work of Des Moines -- Book Nine

Format

Photographic print

Type

Image

Identifier

v. 9, p. 6
dm0162
http://ddr.lib.drake.edu/u?/du-hdm,124

Coverage

100 Locust St.