• Created Date
  • 1911-1911
  • Description
  • Caption: "The Chicago Public Library". From text: "The Chicago Public Library is a free public institution, established under the Illinois library law of 1872, and maintained by the city as part of its public educational system. It derives its revenue from an annual library tax of approximately four-tenths of a mill, and is governed by a Board of Directors of nine members appointed by the Mayor and holding office for three years. It is housed ... more
    Caption: "The Chicago Public Library". From text: "The Chicago Public Library is a free public institution, established under the Illinois library law of 1872, and maintained by the city as part of its public educational system. It derives its revenue from an annual library tax of approximately four-tenths of a mill, and is governed by a Board of Directors of nine members appointed by the Mayor and holding office for three years. It is housed in a building built entirely at the public expense, which ranks among the largest and finest library buildings in the country. It is accessibly situated on a tract of public land half a square in extent, on Michigan boulevard, fronting eastward upon Grant Park, at a point almost equidistant from the north and south limits of the city. less
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