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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Century of Library Service 1904-2004

 
 
A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 Marker
Inscription. This Carnegie Public Library opened at 826 Broadway in October 1904 with a grant of $35,000 from Andrew Carnegie. The book collection contained 1,800 volumes. The Library served at this location until a fire in 1964 forced it to move into temporary quarters at 707 Broadway. The Library was reorganized as the Paducah Area Public Library in 1966 and in 1970 opened in new facilities at 555 Washington St. as the Paducah Public Library. The Fiscal Court formed a Library District in 2000 changing the name to McCracken County Library.

Funded by the people of the community who responded to the call: "Remember the Carnegie"
 
Erected by Sponsored by the Friends of McCracken County Public Library,.
 
Location. 37° 5.185′ N, 88° 35.579′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street south of Kentucky Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 S Water Street, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson (here, next to this marker); Union Labor (here, next to this marker); U.S. Marine Hospital Service
A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 Marker
Carnegie Library
(a few steps from this marker); Western Baptist Hospital (a few steps from this marker); "Evening Roll Call" (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the Atomic City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn of the Atomic Age (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on October 22, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work
 
A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 Marker
Between Union Labor and Riverside Hospital Murals.
McCracken County Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. McCracken County Public Library
555 Washington St.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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