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Bay City in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bay City Library

 
 
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Bay City Library Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1912, the Bay City Public Library was first housed in the J. P. Keller Insurance Company office. The non-profit Bay City Library Association, also formed in 1912, spearheaded community fund raising efforts to operate the library. Land was purchased in 1913, and a library building was completed in 1914. The first librarian was Miss Josephine McCullough. A new library building was constructed in 1958, and a friends of the library organization was formed in 1977. The Bay City library became part of the Texas state library system in 1987.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 337.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 28° 58.846′ N, 95° 58.041′ W. Marker is in Bay City, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Avenue H, on the right when traveling east on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 5th Street, Bay City TX 77414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church of Bay City (within
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
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shouting distance of this marker); Le Tulle Building (Commercial Style) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bay City Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Bachman Grocery (about 400 feet away); Original City Hall Building (about 400 feet away); Lewis Building (about 500 feet away); Tribune Building (about 500 feet away); "Bandstand" The Gazebo (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2022