“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Carnegie Library Building

Carnegie Library Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, August 28, 2016
1. Carnegie Library Building Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1904, this library building is located on land owned in the 1890s by local publisher O. B. Colquitt, who later became the governor of Texas. It was designed by the Waco firm of Messer and Smith and features classical detailing. Through the efforts of the women's clubs of Terrell, the Andrew Carnegie Foundation provided funds for the building, and the city of Terrell contributed money for the library operations.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9425.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
Location. 32° 44.296′ N, 96° 16.696′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on North Frances Street south of West High Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the front door. The Carnegie Library Building houses the Terrell Heritage Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 North Frances Street, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Public Library (here, next to this marker); Gov. Oscar Branch Colquitt (1861-1940) (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Good Shepherd
Carnegie Library Building image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, August 28, 2016
2. Carnegie Library Building
Marker is on wall, just left of entrance doors.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American National Bank (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); First Christian Church of Terrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Terrell.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016.
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