Mills and Petrie Memorial Library and Auditorium – Ashton IL

Description

“This building constitutes a cultural and recreational community center. It was constructed with a donation of site and of $40,000 by a citizen of Ashton and with the aid of the P.W.A. It provides a public library, a stack room, a combination auditorium and gymnasium with a stage and men’s and women’s locker rooms, a kitchen, and a room for the American Legion.

It is a fireproof structure and the exterior walls are a light-colored brick trimmed with stone. The auditorium-gymnasium is used by the high school as well as by the public. It was completed in June 1936 at a construction cost of $103,701 and a project cost of $106,702.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
106702

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


704 N 1st St.
Ashton, IL 61006

Location notes:

Coordinates: 41.867070, -89.223744

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