Carnegie Art Center
This unique looking building was originally a library and named after philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who donated $7,500 for its construction. It was one of numerous libraries that Carnegie helped build throughout the country beginning in 1881. Built in 1907, its architecture can be characterized the "free eclectic" style, incorporating various classical elements. The two-story dome, with its second-story gallery, is another striking feature of the building. Today, it is now the Carnegie Art Center, which provides space for local artists to present and sell their work.
Backstory and Context
Wortman, Julie. "Dodge City Public Library." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. March 26, 1979. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/c9fbfb98-b3f8-4e26-8af4-756af80f614e.
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