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S.073 Lawrence Memorial Library

101 East Laurel Street at First Street, Springfield, Illinois

 

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To commemorate her father, Susan Lawrence Dana (see S.072) commissioned Wright in 1905 to design a library in the local school board building. Her father Rheuna was the school board present when he passed away in 1901.

 

Although the building was converted to an adult education center, the library was rebuilt from the original plans in 1993. It is available for limited touring on weekdays during the school year. The library is not visible from the exterior, though.

 

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Exterior of the Lawrence School, now known as the Lawrence Education Center.

Wright did not design the school, but designed a library inside

 

Photographed August 2, 2014.

 

 

 

New 08/17/2014

Revised 09/17/2014

 

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