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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Fort Scott Public Carnegie Library

Picture of property 201 S National
Fort Scott (Bourbon County)
Listed in National Register 1987-08-18

Architect: unknown
Category: library
Thematic Nomination: Carnegie Libraries of Kansas

The community of Fort Scott received an $18,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation Library Building Program in 1901, and construction of the library was completed in 1902. The building is an example of the Renaissance Revival style. It was one of 63 Carnegie-funded libraries built in Kansas during the first three decades of the 20th century. It was nominated as part of the "Carnegie Libraries of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of architecture and education.



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