“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fellsmere in Indian River County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Marian Fell Library

The Marian Fell Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 12, 2014
1. The Marian Fell Library Marker
Inscription. The Merian Fell Library, the oldest library in Indian River County, opened its doors to the public on May 1, 1915 at 63 North Cypress Street, Fellsmere, Florida. Construction of the library was made possible by Marian Fell, daughter of Edward Nelson Fell (the founder of Fellsmere) through royalties she received from translating literary works of Russian author and playwright Ashton Chekov. Born in 1886, Marian Fell was educated in private schools in the United States, Paris, and Russia. Between 1912 and 1916, Scribner's published five of Marian Fell's translations, some of the first Russian literature to appear in English. The Fell family is believed to have resided directly across the street from the library, at 88 Cypress Street, from 1915 to 1917. North of the library were two grass tennis courts belonging to the Fellsmere Tennis Association, where the 1916 Fell Cup was held. The Fell Library is typical of many architecturally modest library buildings constructed in small Florida towns during the early twentieth century, and has been used for readings, recitals, meetings, social events, and children's programs since it opened. The library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
A Florida Heritage Site

Erected 2010 by Indian
The Marian Fell Library image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 12, 2014
2. The Marian Fell Library
Marker just out of the picture on the left.
River Country Historical Society, The Mary Carter Memorial Fund, The Fellsmere Community Redevelopment Agency and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-693.)
Location. 27° 46.243′ N, 80° 36.213′ W. Marker is in Fellsmere, Florida, in Indian River County. Marker is on North Cypress Street 0.1 miles south of West New York Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 N Cypress St, Fellsmere FL 32948, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace for Equal Suffrage for Women in Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fellsmere (approx. mile away); Fellsmere Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); The Fellsmere Railroad (approx. mile away); The Fellsmere Public School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fellsmere Union Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fellsmere Grade (approx. 3.6 miles away); Roseland (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fellsmere.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 160 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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