Lawrence Memorial Library

Date: 1905    
Address: 101 East Laurel, Springfield, IL 62704
City: Springfield, Illinois
Accessibility: Private
Category: Institutional
Restoration status: Partially demolished, restored in 1992

Susan Lawrence Dana commissioned the Lawrence Memorial Library in honor of her father, Rheuna Lawrence, the onetime mayor of Springfield, Illinois and a former president of the city’s school board. The library was located within a preexisting primary school named for Dana’s father, and Wright remodeled one of its rooms to include a reading room with long study tables and alcoves for book storage.

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