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Austin Branch Library

Address

5615 W. Race Ave.

Neighborhood

Austin

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 1pm - 5pm

Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible Photography Prohibited

Architect

Alfred Alschuler, 1929

Website

chipublib.org

Description

The Neoclassical style Austin Branch Library was designed by Alfred S. Alschuler, a Chicago architect known for such buildings as the London Guarantee Building (now LondonHouse Chicago Hotel) and KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park, among many others. Dedicated in 1929, this impressive building features its original decorative columns and interior moldings. Several renovations, the most recent completed in 2018, bring this historic branch library up to date, while also revealing a previously painted over skylight.

Visitor Experience

The whole library will be open for self-guided exploration.