Building ID199 
Branch or Building Name St. Charles Public Library 
Address 1 South 6th Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174 
Original Use


Architectural Firm Rogers Woodyatt Architects, 1908; Frazier, Raftery, Orr & Fairbank, 1964 addition; Wendt Cedarholm Tippens, 1988 addition 
Architects Location Winnetka, IL 
Principal architect or designer Charles Cedarholm; James Keiser; E. Woodyatt  
Construction Year
(Start - End)
1908 - 1909  
Opening day January, 1909; October 25, 1964; December 18, 1988  
Square Footage 54,234 
Unique Features

Original Carnegie building: four columns supporting an entablature and full pediment at the west facing portico. Round top entrance door with keystone and side windows suggesting Palladian motif. 1988 addition: Prairie style-influence with clerestory windows. Two rooms of original Carnegie building have been restored. Original 1908 walk-in safe retained. 

Dedication plaque?


Publications? Yes
Maturi, Mary Buckingham, Cultural Gems: An Eclectic Look at Unique United States Libraries (Cheyenne, WY: 21st Century Publisher c1996). Miller, Lois V., "St. Charles Public Library" (Illinois Libraries, November 1964)