Address: 4026 28 th Avenue South
Construction Date: 1927
Architect: Jerome Paul Jackson
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival
Historic Use: Public - Library Branch
Current Use: Public - Library Branch
Date of Local Designation: 1997
Date of National Register Designation: N/A
Areas of Significance: Cultural History; Historic Person
Period of Significance: 1927-
Historic Profile: The role played by the Roosevelt Library as a community and cultural resource in the years Minneapolis struggled to accommodate waves of new immigrants and urban growth marks it as a historically significant landmark. Roosevelt was one of thirteen libraries developed under Gratia Countryman, noted as the first woman librarian in the U.S. responsible for the development of a system the size of Minneapolis during her tenure from 1904 to 1936. The Roosevelt Branch was located in an area with a booming population. Between 1920 and 1930, the Roosevelt neighborhood experienced over a fifty percent increase in population, a majority of them Swedish immigrants. The library helped the new residents adjust and accommodate to their new setting.
1928, Hibbard Studio, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Registration Form," December 1996.
Updated: February 2007