Larimer Arts Center
ARTS & CULTUREMUSEUMS
On March 12, 2008, the Larimer was added to the National Registry of Historic Places-the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Located in the heart of Palatka on Reid and Third Streets, the building began its existence in 1929 as the Larimer Memorial Library.
The Larimer fuses Prairie School with Art Deco Style elements and is a stately limestone structure with elegant arched windows and entryway. The façade is symmetrical and incised across the top are the phrases “Ignorance Breeds Crime” and “Knowledge is Power.” Two decorative lampposts flank the stone steps that lead to the recessed portico.
The interior maintains the original floor plan. Significant features include suspended globe lights, terrazzo floors, a segmented skylight and Art Deco details. The main floor houses exhibition spaces, an administrative office and the Scarlett-Hill Theater. Art classes and workshops are held in the basement.
- National Registry of Historic Places