Chicago Public Library - Blackstone

4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

(312) 747-0511


Timothy B. Blackstone Branch, renovated in 1980, was the first branch of the Chicago Public Library. The branch celebrated its 100th Anniversary on September 18, 2004. Timothy Beach Blackstone was President of the Chicago and Alton Railroad and the first president of the Union Stockyards and Transit Company. Following his death in 1900, this branch was erected in his memory. Blackstone Branch is modeled after the Erechtheion, a temple on the Athenian Acropolis. The architect was Solon S. Beman,

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Chicago Public Library - Blackstone: From the Parents


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