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Pittsburg in Camp County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Carnegie Library in Texas

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. First Carnegie Library in Texas Marker
Inscription.  At 1898 request of firm mining coal in Pittsburg, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie gave $5,000 to match local pledges and build the first Carnegie Library (of 31) in Texas on this site. The masonry building was also the opera house and city hall. Library had 3,000 books. It became a social center, with meeting rooms for clubs and groups such as ladies sewing for World War I hospitals. The opera house staged professional drama and lectures and was used for graduations and recitals until modern school was built in 1926. The library burned in 1939.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15465.)
 
Location. 32° 59.689′ N, 94° 58.033′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is at the intersection of East Marshall Street and Rusk Street (State Route 238), on the right when traveling east on East Marshall Street. Mounted to the City Hall exterior brick wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Rusk Street, Pittsburg TX 75686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W. L. Garrett Building (within shouting
Former First Carnegie Library in Texas & Marker at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Former First Carnegie Library in Texas & Marker at City Hall
distance of this marker); Pittsburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shootout at the Pittsburg Depot (about 500 feet away); Cotton Belt Depot (about 500 feet away); First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (about 600 feet away); Camp County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); The Ezekiel Airship (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Harrison Pitts (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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