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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jacksonville Public Library

Main Library

 
 
Jacksonville Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2019
1. Jacksonville Public Library Marker
Inscription.  On September 5, 2000, Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney asked Duval County voters to support The Better Jacksonville Plan, a referendum that would fund quality of life improvements. Voters approved the plan, and soon construction was under way on various projects including a new ballpark, a new sports and entertainment arena, a new courthouse, and numerous road improvements. The half-cent sales tax also included funding for six new branch libraries, renovations to 12 existing branches and a new flagship library in the heart of Downtown.
Not since the Great Fire of 1901 had Jacksonville undergone such a transformation, and this main library was part of a new chapter in Jacksonville’s history.
 
Erected 2005 by City of Jacksonville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 30° 19.75′ N, 81° 39.522′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Laura St and W. Monroe Street, on the right when traveling
Jacksonville Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2019
2. Jacksonville Public Library Marker
north on N. Laura St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 N Laura Street, Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); King’s Road Meets Apalache Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association (within shouting distance of this marker); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville's 1901 Fire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenleaf & Crosby Bldg. (about 300 feet away); The Florida Medical Assn (about 400 feet away); Greenleaf / Jacobs Clock (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Jacksonville Public Library Building image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2019
3. Jacksonville Public Library Building
Jacksonville Public Library Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2019
4. Jacksonville Public Library Dedication Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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