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Handley Library

 
 
Handley Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
1. Handley Library Marker
Inscription.
Opened August 22 , 1913
Is Registered as a
Virginia Historic Landmark
And Placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places
By the
United States Department
Of the Interior
On
November 12, 1969

 
Location. 39° 11.215′ N, 78° 9.985′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Piccadilly Street and North Braddock Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Piccadilly Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sheridan’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Lot (within shouting distance of this marker); President William McKinley (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loyal Quaker and Brave Slave (about 600 feet away); Catherine B. Conrad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Morgan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Loudoun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson’s Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Handley Library. “The Handley Library was a gift to the city
Handley Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
2. Handley Library Marker
of Winchester from Judge John Handley, who although born in Ireland, was a resident of Scranton Pennsylvania. Judge Handley greatly admired Virginia and its style of life. With only several brief visits to Winchester he came to identify with the town and its Scotch-Irish heritage. In his will he left money for the erection of a great library ‘for the free use of the people of the city of Winchester.’ Although Handley died in 1895, the library was not begun until 1908. The architects for the building were J. Stewart Barney and Henry Otis Chapman of New York.” – National Register Form.
 
Also see . . .  Handley Library (pdf file). Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (July 28, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Submitted on May 16, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made Features
 
Handley Library image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
3. Handley Library
Handley Library Dome image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
4. Handley Library Dome
Judge John Handley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
5. Judge John Handley
The Big Apple image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
6. The Big Apple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 16, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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