Watts Free Library

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Watts Free Library
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Library in 2009
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Location101 3rd St. N., Leonard, North Dakota
Coordinates 46°39′12″N97°14′45″W / 46.65333°N 97.24583°W / 46.65333; -97.24583 Coordinates: 46°39′12″N97°14′45″W / 46.65333°N 97.24583°W / 46.65333; -97.24583
Arealess than one acre
Built1911
Architectural styleStick/Eastlake
MPS Philanthropically Established Libraries in North Dakota MPS
NRHP reference # 89002304 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 31, 1990

The Watts Free Library is a historic library located on Third Street in Leonard, North Dakota. It was built in 1911 and dedicated in 1913 with funding from Edgerton Watts. The building includes Stick/Eastlake architecture. The library was closed in 1968 but reopened in 1972. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. [1] [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "Watts Free Library". City of Leonard.
  3. Lauren McCroskey (November 21, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Watts Free Library". National Park Service. and accompanying photos