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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The James J. Hill Reference Library

James J. Hill (1838-1916)

 
 
The James J. Hill Reference Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
1. The James J. Hill Reference Library Marker
Inscription. The Hill Reference Library opened in 1921 as a living gift to the people of Saint Paul from railroad pioneer James J. Hill. By building the Great Northern Railway's transcontinental line to Seattle in 1893, Hill played a central role in the settling of towns and cities, the expansion of agriculture, the growth of industry, and the development of international trade.

Architect Electus D. Litchfield designed the pink Tennessee marble building to house both Hill's Library and the public library. The Italian Renaissance style building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hill Library is open to the public and specializes in business reference services.
 
Location. 44° 56.637′ N, 93° 5.796′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and North Market Street on West 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Saint Paul Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamm's Bear (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Saint Paul
The James J. Hill Reference Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
2. The James J. Hill Reference Library and Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Reverend Lucien Galtier (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Also see . . .  James J. Hill Reference Library. (Submitted on May 9, 2011.)
 
Categories. Education
 
The James J. Hill Reference Library image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
3. The James J. Hill Reference Library
National Register of Historic Places #75001017
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By Keith L, April 29, 2011
4. Plaque
The James Jerome Hill Reference Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Electus D. Litchfield, Architect 1916
 
 
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