Why Save the
Over 100 years ago the
philanthropist Andrew Carnegie offered to the City of Beatrice the
sum of $20,000 to build a public library. The City met Mr.
Carnegie's requirements, received the money and built the stately
Carnegie Building that still stands at 218 N. 5th Street.
- The Carnegie
Building was a gift to the City, and as good stewards the
community should preserve and maintain this beautiful historic
- It is the
oldest remaining Carnegie Building in Nebraska
- It is on the
National Register of Historic Places because of its architecture
and its historical significance.
- It is an asset
to Beatrice's historic downtown.
- It will
enhance the Charles Park redevelopment plan
speaking, the community needs the additional meeting space for
social, civic, and service activities that the Carnegie Building
A new building would
never replicate the architecture, ambience, sturdiness, and
intricate beauty of this historic building. We can show that we
value our heritage and the generous gift of Mr. Carnegie by
preserving this find building.
"The City's Century
must be saved