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Ross Memorial Library Building, Main Street between Sixth & Seventh Avenues, 1 mile north of Interstate 80, Exit 9, Clarion, Clarion County, PA

Ross Memorial Library Building, Main Street between Sixth & Seventh Avenues, 1 mile north of Interstate 80, Exit 9, Clarion, Clarion County, PA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Excellent example of Carnegiesque influence in civic architecture of the period. Small stone building with flat roof and pedimented portico. The roof edge is balustraded and the pediment features an open book motif framed by leafy vines. The pediment is supported by Doric columns and the doorway has a bracketed cornice with dentils and a transom. Stone laid in even courses, projecting in foundation. Rear addition: Ross Auditorium.
Survey number: HABS PA-5353
Building/structure dates: 1929- 1930 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1978 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1985 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Bailey, Emmett E
L. O. Bouquin & Company
Ross, John D
Ross, Mary A
Fueg, Henry, photographer
Evans, John, historian
Vavrek, Joanne, historian
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Location

Clarion (Pa.)41.21479, -79.38532
Google Map of 41.2147851, -79.3853218
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Source

Library of Congress
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