Peoria library branch gets national recognition

Jul 28, 2014

The Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The recognition is part of a national program to preserve historic resources. 

The Lincoln Branch library was built with a 20-thousand-dollar grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1910 as a part of his public library building program. 

The branch underwent more than $4 million in renovations in 2010 that added 12,000 square feet to the original building. 

Lincoln Branch also was recognized by the City of Peoria Historic Preservation Commission and the Central Illinois Landmark Foundation.