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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Johnston Public Library

 
 
Johnston Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. Johnston Public Library Marker
Inscription.

This grand building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Built in 1872, it was intended to be the county courthouse, but was never used for that purpose. Through the years, the building has served as a city hall and a college. The upstairs featured a stage and auditorium seating. School programs, city drama productions, and Chautauqua performances took place there. In 1905, Peter Niles Johnston provided a bequest for the city to establish a permanent library in the building.
 
Location. 37° 1.552′ N, 94° 44.227′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on 10th Street west of Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 West 10th Street, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baxter Springs Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohlen's Restaurant and Bakery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Polster Dry Goods Store (about 500 feet away); Drovers' and Farmers' Bank (about 600 feet away); Chicago Drug Store (about 600 feet

Johnston Public Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. Johnston Public Library and Marker
away); Bischosberger Hotel (about 600 feet away); Murder of C. M. Taylor (about 600 feet away); Opperman Harness and Saddle Shop (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Johnston Public Library. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Johnston Public Library National Register Nomination. (Submitted on January 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Johnston Public Library image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
3. Johnston Public Library
Johnston Public Library Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
4. Johnston Public Library Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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