Pocatello Carnegie Library
The old Carnegie Library building was erected in 1907 and is an excellent example of Palladian architecture.
Backstory and Context
The Carnegie Library was named after philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate who was one of the richest men in the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He donated money to Pocatello and countless other communities around the country to enable them to build libraries. The library was the town's first building designed to resemble buildings from the Classical (ancient Greek and Roman) period. At the time, most of the buildings in Pocatello were designed in the medieval styles. The library, then, was a notable departure for the community. For many years, it was the home of the Bannock County Historical Society. It is unclear when the Marshall Library addition was built.
Hart, Arthur A. "Carnegie Public Library." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. July 2, 1973. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/73000679_text
Marshall Public Library