Waukegan Public Library

1 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan, Illinois


Waukegan Public Library


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The Waukegan Carnegie Library meets the registration requirements ofthe National Register ofHistoric Places Multiple Property Documentation Form, Illinois Carnegie Libraries. The Waukegan Carnegie Library is applicable under criteria A and C. The Library is historically significant because it came out of the efforts of a community who needed public library service, and even after the period of significance the library has remained valuable to the community. The library provided free public library service for the community in Waukegan for over half a century before the new library was constructed to provide more space for books and patrons. The Waukegan Carnegie Library meets the Multiple Property document's criteria for listing under criteria C for architectural significance and a representative of the Classical Revival Style, designed by the architectural firm of Patton & Miller. The Library's period of significance began in 1903, when the building was built, and ends in 1963 to fit the 50 year requirement. In 1966 the building ceased being used as a library.

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2014: Added by Dave King