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MPL Branch History: Mitchell Street

By Paul Wellington on Mar 7, 2022 12:00 AM

The South Side and Lincoln Libraries preceded the Forest Home Library which opened in 1966. Forest Home was replaced by the Mitchell Street Branch in 2017. The branch opened as a mixed-use development and contains a wealth of architectural details which now lend a unique charm to this two-story branch library serving the south side.

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The Library That Became a Department Store

By MPL Staff on Oct 3, 2017 1:03 PM

More than a century ago, a former home of the Central Library became a department store. In 1880, the ornate Library Block building opened with retail on the 1st floor and the Library moved in on the 2nd floor.

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