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Carnegie Public Library Building


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Carnegie Public Library Building National Register of Historic Places


On April 27, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt broke ground for the construction of a new Grand Island public library. A $20,000 Carnegie Corporation grant assisted with the building costs. Designed by the architectural firm of Tyler and Son of Lincoln, Nebraska, the 1906 Neo-classical Revival Style, two story, high basement brick structure was built by Henry Falldorf and Otto Dirschke, Grand Island contractors. The library building is now called the Roosevelt Office Center.



Address: 321 West Second Street

Come visit us in Grand Island, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Annual Husker Harvest Days

The largest working irrigation show in the United States, the Husker Harvest Days is jointly sponsored by the Agricultural Institute of Nebraska (AIN) and Farm Progress Companies, with Nebraska Farmer magazine as host.

When you drive to the show site six miles west of Grand Island, you'

Grand Island, NE FESTIVALS

Mormon Island State Recreation Area

Named for the winter stopover used by Mormon emigrants heading westward, Mormon Island State Recreation Area still offers comfort and conveniences to campers and other travelers on Interstate 80, as part of Nebraska's unique "Chain of Lakes."

In 1884-85

Grand Island, NE RECREATION

Soldiers Memorial

Located on the South lawn of the Courthouse the memorial reads, "IN MEMORY OF THE DEFENDERS OF OUR COUNTRY, 1861-1865 and the Spanish American War, 1898-1900"

Erected by the city of Grand Island, 1913

Grand Island, NE Memorials

Stuhr Museum

Experience the authentic lifestyle of America's prairie heritage at one of the nation's top ten Living History museums ... Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer!

Stuhr Museum is located on 200 acres

Grand Island, NE Museums

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Evangelische Lutherische Dreinenigkeit Kirche - National Register of Historic Places

Plans for the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church were adopted in 1890, but construction did not begin until 1894

Grand Island, NE Historic Churches

Things to do NATIONAL REGISTER near Grand Island, NE