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Baker Public Library
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Location Baker, Oregon   map
Date 1909 to 1914   timeline
Building Type small public library
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry, of local tuff
Climate mild
Context small town
Style Neo-Richardsonian Classical Revivial
Notes A classic example of a small town Carnegie Library.
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Discussion Baker Public Library Commentary

"...Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy gave many cities and towns their first permanent library buildings. These buildings came with strings attached: A city had to provide a suitable site for the building and support a public library annually at a cost of at least 10 percent of the Carnegie grant."

— Oregon Library Association, http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/quar2-1/carnegie.shtml

Resources
Sources on Baker Public Library

Rosalind Clark. Architecture Oregon Style. Portland, Oregon: Professional Book Center, 1983. exterior photograph, p129.

George Bobinski, ALA. Carnegie Libraries. Oregon State Library, 1989.

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A 1940 Journey Across Oregon: Ontario to Bakergeneral history and a photo of library near bottom

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