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Creation Date

12-29-2008

Building Name

Larimer Memorial Library , Larimer Arts Center

Description

Larimer Memorial Library 1, Palatka, Fl.

Larimer Memorial Library is a historic library at 216 Reid Street in Palatka, Florida, United States. It was given to the Arts Council of Greater Palatka in 1992, and renamed the Larimer Arts Center. On March 12, 2008, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places #08000163.

James R. Mellon, member of the prominent industrial family, commissioned Henry J. Klutho of Jacksonville to design a library, and donated it to the city in 1930. It was named for his wife, Rachel Hughey Larimer. The building is a stately limestone structure with elegant arched windows and entryway. It is undergoing important renovations. The building, an essential part of Palatka’s heritage, stands as a monument to the public trust.

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29.6473, -81.63002

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Larimer Memorial Library; Larimer Arts Center; Klutho, Henry John, 1873-1964; Rachel Hughey Larimer,Library buildings; Putnam County (Fl.); Palatka (Fl.); Libraries -- Florida -- Palatka

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