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Carnegie Library Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie gave millions of dollars to establish libraries across America in the early 1900s. The women's study clubs of Peabody were determined to bring a Carnegie Library to Marion County - they were joined by civic leaders and county commissioners and obtained $10,000.00 to build the 1914 Township library.

The Carnegie Library has touches of Frank Lloyd Wright Neo-Classical architecture with a multiple moulded, dentilled, limestone cornice, and boosts beautiful stained glass windows, marble tile entry way, heavy oak ceiling beams and elegant stone carvings on the front of the building. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ann Potter Memorial room in the basement with its adjacent kitchen is in great demand for groups and is often used by the Historical Society due to its central location.


Address: 214 N. Walnut Street
Phone: 620-983-2174

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Peabody Driving Tour

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Prairie Lawn Cemetery

Of special interest in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery whose association began in 1880, is its close connection with the Civil War.Around 125 graves of veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic are found here. According to the Peabody Historical Society, more may exist, although they are unmarked.

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Peabody City Park

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Peabody Downtown Walking Tour

33 sites along Walnut Street, the main street of Peabody, remarkably remain while most pioneer towns suffer losses from fires and storms. The oldest building dating to 1878, was first occupied by a bank, then the majority of other buildings were built in 1883.

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Morgan House

The Morgan House is a two story Queen Anne Cottage built by W.H. Morgan, first editor of the Peabody Gazette, for his family in 1881

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