“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Valdosta in Lowndes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Old Carnegie Library

Old Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
1. Old Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription. Inspired by a grant of $15,000 from Andrew Carnegie, citizens constructed this building as a Carnegie Library in 1913, for $40,000. This was the first public building designed by local Architect Lloyd B. Greer and was formally opened June 1914. The facility became inadequate, and the South Ga. Regional Library was built on Woodrow Wilson Dr. in 1988. Until 1976 the Carnegie Library was a branch library. In April 1977, the Lowndes Co. Historical Society occupied the building, using it as a museum and headquarters
Erected 1993 by The Valdosta Town Committee.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
Location. 30° 49.838′ N, 83° 16.968′ W. Marker is in Valdosta, Georgia, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of West Central Avenue (U.S. 84) and North Oak Street, on the left when traveling west on West Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 West Central Avenue, Valdosta GA 31601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Valdosta Institute (a few steps from this marker); Site of Cotton Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troop Encampment Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Nationsbank (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Lowndes County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christian Science Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valdosta.
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