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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tyler Carnegie Library

Built in 1904

— Tyler Honors · Half Mile of History —

 
 
Tyler Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Tyler Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.  It served as the City's library for 75 years, until a new one was opened in 1979. It was financed by a $15,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie and by citizens who raised $2,000 to buy the land.
 
Erected by Main Street Tyler Texas.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
 
Location. 32° 21.052′ N, 95° 18.105′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from North College Avenue north of West Erwin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North College Avenue, Tyler TX 75702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tyler Commercial College (here, next to this marker); Gov. Richard B. Hubbard (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator Thomas Glover Pollard (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Tyler (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyler Civic Theatre Center
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The First County Agricultural Extension Agent (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tyler Commercial College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith County C.S.A. / Tyler-Smith County C.S.A. Men and Units (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Tyler Half Mile of History Heritage Trail.
 
Regarding Tyler Carnegie Library. When the City of Tyler built a new public library, the Carnegie building was leased to the Smith County Historical Society and operates as a museum under the name 'The Carnegie History Center.' It also houses the offices of the Historical Society.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Carnegie Public Library (Tyler, Texas). (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Tyler Carnegie Library Marker along North College Avenue. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. Tyler Carnegie Library Marker along North College Avenue.
The Tyler Carnegie Library located at 125 South College Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0, June 27, 2010
3. The Tyler Carnegie Library located at 125 South College Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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