The Ida Public Library Building:
100 Years of History, 1913-2013
The Beginning: The
Belvidere Ladies’ Library
Society
Ida Fuller Hovey
1859-1883
General Allen C. Fuller
1822-1901
Ida Public Library in City Hall on
South State Street
Mary Crandall, the
first director of Ida
Public Library from
1885-1912
Andrew Carnegie, the
“Patron Saint of Libraries”
Deed for Library Property:
January 2, 1912
Building Contract:
May 20, 1912
Ida Public Library Dedication:
February 12, 2013
Photos from
the Archives
Photos from
the Archives
Promotional
Poster: 1924
Louise F. Jacobs, head librarian from
1953-1955, with young readers
100th Anniversary of Ida Public
Library: 1983
Expansion
Referendum:
November 1985
Building an Addition:
1985-1987
Building Floor Plans
Architect’s Drawing of the New
Building: 1985
Dedication of the
New Addition:
June 7, 1987
Library Construction:
1985
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This was a presentation I gave at a special event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Ida Public Library in Belvidere, Illinois, a Carnegie library built in 1913.

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The Ida Public Library Building: 100 Years of History, 1913-2013

  1. 1. The Ida Public Library Building: 100 Years of History, 1913-2013
  2. 2. The Beginning: The Belvidere Ladies’ Library Society
  3. 3. Ida Fuller Hovey 1859-1883
  4. 4. General Allen C. Fuller 1822-1901
  5. 5. Ida Public Library in City Hall on South State Street
  6. 6. Mary Crandall, the first director of Ida Public Library from 1885-1912
  7. 7. Andrew Carnegie, the “Patron Saint of Libraries”
  8. 8. Deed for Library Property: January 2, 1912
  9. 9. Building Contract: May 20, 1912
  10. 10. Ida Public Library Dedication: February 12, 2013
  11. 11. Photos from the Archives
  12. 12. Photos from the Archives
  13. 13. Promotional Poster: 1924
  14. 14. Louise F. Jacobs, head librarian from 1953-1955, with young readers
  15. 15. 100th Anniversary of Ida Public Library: 1983
  16. 16. Expansion Referendum: November 1985
  17. 17. Building an Addition: 1985-1987
  18. 18. Building Floor Plans
  19. 19. Architect’s Drawing of the New Building: 1985
  20. 20. Dedication of the New Addition: June 7, 1987 Library Construction: 1985
  21. 21. Ida Public Library Today

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