The Urbana Free Library, 210 S. Race St.

Urbana's Downtown Historic District Tour

The Urbana Free Library, 210 S. Race St.

Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States

Created By: Urbana Planning Division


The Urbana Free Library is located near the intersection of Race Street and Green Street. The two-story, limestone building was designed by the Urbana architect Joseph Royer in the Beaux-Arts style in 1918. The original east entrance has large Doric columns with a recessed arch and balustrade, creating a lovely terrace space. The main entrance shifted in 2003, with the addition along Green Street. You can check out more than books, visit the coffeeshop, and enjoy the Race Street terrace!

This property’s historical impact is identified as “contributing” to the Downtown Historic District.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Urbana's Downtown Historic District Tour


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