Plainview Carnegie Library

Plainview Carnegie Library
Location 102 S. Main St., Plainview, Nebraska
Coordinates 42°21′2″N 97°47′36″W / 42.35056°N 97.79333°W / 42.35056; -97.79333Coordinates: 42°21′2″N 97°47′36″W / 42.35056°N 97.79333°W / 42.35056; -97.79333
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1916-1917
Built by Houx, Frank T.
Architect J.C. Stitt
Architectural style Prairie School
MPS Carnegie Libraries in Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 93000056[1]
Added to NRHP February 25, 1993

The Plainview Carnegie Library in Plainview, Nebraska is a Carnegie library which was built in 1916-1917. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

It is a one-story 30 by 42 feet (9.1 m × 12.8 m) brick building with a raised basement. It has a hipped roof with wide eaves and modillions. It has Prairie Style details. It was designed by Norfolk, Nebraska architect J.C. Stitt and built by contractor Frank T. Houx.[2]

Its lower level was renovated to include a children's reading room in 1977. In 1992 the building still served as a library.[2]

Plainview was one of 68 communities in Nebraska that were awarded Carnegie library grant funds.[3]


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