Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
2916 East Lake: East Lake Branch Library
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When it opened in February 1924, the East Lake branch of the Minneapolis Public Library was a vital educational center for the growing neighborhood. East Lake was one of the 13 branch libraries established under the leadership of Gratia Countryman, chief librarian of the Minneapolis Public Library from 1904 to 1936. Countryman was the first woman to lead a public library system in the country, and her mission was to bring books closer to people. In the first 15 days of the library's opening, 850 books were circulated, with technical books the most popular, followed closely by Swedish language books. Designed by Jerome Paul Jackson, the East Lake Branch served the community for nearly 50 years until a new structure opened in 1976 at 2727 East Lake Street.
By McGhiever, June 8, 2019
1. East Lake Branch Library marker
Al abrir en febrereo de 1924, la sucursal East Lake de la Minneapolis Public Library era un centro vital para el cresciente barrio. East Lake era una de 13 sucursales establecidas bajo la dirección de Gratia Countryman, bibliotecaria jefe de Minneapolis Public Library de 1904 hasta 1936. Countryman fue la primera mujer en dirigir un sistema de bibliotecas públicas en el
país, y su misión fue acercar los libros a la gente. En sus primeros 15 días, circularon 850 libros en la sucursal, libros técnicos siendo los más populares, seguidos por libros en sueco. Diseñada por Jerome Paul Jackson, East Lake Branch sirvió a la comunidad por casi 50 años, hasta abrir un local nuevo en 1976 en East Lake Street 2727.
By McGhiever, June 8, 2019
2. Marker with East Lake Branch Library across the street
This panel is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council
Erected 2012 by Lake Street Council. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. 44° 56.898′ N, 93° 13.76′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on E. Lake Street east of 29th Avenue S., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2905 E Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wonderland Amusement Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2721-23 East Lake: Lake Theater (about 700 feet away); 2730 East 31st Street: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2629 East Lake: Minnehaha Grill (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2701 East Lake: International Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longfellow School
(approx. ¼ mile away); 3012 Minnehaha Avenue South: Lauritzen Wagon and Blacksmith Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); 3010 Minnehaha Avenue South: Fire Station No. 21 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
By McGhiever, July 26, 2014
3. The former East Lake Branch Library
Also see . . . East Lake Library on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
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