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Manti in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Manti Carnegie Library

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Manti Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription. Built in 1910-11, the Manti Carnegie Library is one of 23 Carnegie Libraries in Utah and one of over 1650 library buildings in the United States that were built by millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie donated the entire cost of the building on the condition that the town provide the land, books, librarian, and an annual maintenance budget. Although many small towns found it financially difficult to maintain their new libraries much less improve their library services, Carnegie libraries were generally beneficial in the communities in which they were built. In addition to providing improved and expanded library services, Carnegie libraries established standards of library operation and building design which were used for many years in construction of new libraries in other communities. The Manti Carnegie Library was designed by Watkins and Birch, a Provo, Utah based architectural firm, who actively pursued Carnegie Library contracts throughout the state and were responsible for designing several other library buildings besides this one. The construction contract was given to Frederickson and Son, a local construction firm. The old Council House was demolished to make way for this library.
 
Erected by Division of State History. (Marker Number N-771.)
 
Marker series.
Manti Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Manti Carnegie Library Marker
This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.906′ N, 111° 38.235′ W. Marker is in Manti, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on South Main Street south of Union Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 South Main Street, Manti UT 84642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Fort (a few steps from this marker); Cox-Shoemaker-Parry House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Presbyterian Church of Manti (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manti City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Log Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Patten House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Memorial Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); L.R. & Clara Anderson House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manti.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Manti Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Manti Carnegie Library
Manti Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
4. Manti Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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