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Anderson Memorial Library


category : Carnegie Libraries
A rusticated limestone block structure in Neoclassical style, which was completed in 1902. A gift from Andrew Carnegie in memory of his friend, John Anderson, it was the first Carnegie library built on a college campus west of the Mississippi. Designed by architect Charles W. Squires, the library features a central dome with copper roofing, elliptical stained glass windows and a pedimented entrance.


Hours: MON-FRI 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Address: Located on the former College of Emporia Campus, 1220 C of E Drive.
Phone: 620-341-5048

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Anderson Memorial Library

A rusticated limestone block structure in Neoclassical style, which was completed in 1902. A gift from Andrew Carnegie in mem...