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Emporia in Lyon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Emporia Free Library

Erected A.D. 1904

 
 
Emporia Free Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
1. Emporia Free Library Marker
Inscription.

The gift of
Andrew Carnegie
The ground on which the
building stands is the gift of
Mrs. P.B. Plumb

 
Erected 1904.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.321′ N, 96° 10.684′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Click for map. The marker is at the rear (north) entrance to what is now the Lyon County Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 East 6th Avenue (US Hwy 50), Emporia KS 66801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Commemoration of the College of Emporia (a few steps from this marker); College of Emporia World Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Preston B. Plumb House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the "Kanzas News" (about 600 feet away); Kress Building (about 700 feet away); Emporia (about 700 feet away); William Allen White (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright.
Emporia Free Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
2. Emporia Free Library Marker
(Submitted on January 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Carnegie Collections at Columbia University. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made Features
 
Former Emporia Free Library image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
3. Former Emporia Free Library
Emporia Free Library Datestone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
4. Emporia Free Library Datestone
Above former main entrance, reads "1904" on scroll above open book
Emporia Free Library Wall Sconce image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
5. Emporia Free Library Wall Sconce
<i>City Library, Emporia, Kans.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the S.H. Kress & Co., circa 1909
6. City Library, Emporia, Kans.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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