Roosevelt Branch Library

Individual Landmark

 

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1928

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2006

Address: 4026 28 th Avenue South

Neighborhood: Standish

Construction Date: 1927

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Jerome Paul Jackson

Architectural Style: Tudor Revival

Historic Use: Public - Library Branch

Current Use: Public - Library Branch

Date of Local Designation: 1997

Date of National Register Designation: N/A

Areas of Significance: Cultural History; Historic Person

Period of Significance: 1927-

 

Historic Profile: The role played by the Roosevelt Library as a community and cultural resource in the years Minneapolis struggled to accommodate waves of new immigrants and urban growth marks it as a historically significant landmark. Roosevelt was one of thirteen libraries developed under Gratia Countryman, noted as the first woman librarian in the U.S. responsible for the development of a system the size of Minneapolis during her tenure from 1904 to 1936. The Roosevelt Branch was located in an area with a booming population. Between 1920 and 1930, the Roosevelt neighborhood experienced over a fifty percent increase in population, a majority of them Swedish immigrants. The library helped the new residents adjust and accommodate to their new setting.

Photo Credits:

1928, Hibbard Studio, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Registration Form," December 1996.

Updated: February 2007

Last updated Nov 21, 2011

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