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Watertown in Codington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Carnegie Free Public Library

27 First Ave. S. E.

 
 
Carnegie Free Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
1. Carnegie Free Public Library Marker
Inscription.  Built 1905-1906. Maurice Hockman Architect. Library left 1974.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 44° 53.952′ N, 97° 6.813′ W. Marker is in Watertown, South Dakota, in Codington County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue Southeast and South Maple, on the left when traveling east on 1st Avenue Southeast. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, on the left side of the main front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 1st Avenue Southeast, Watertown SD 57201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Codington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office & Auditorium (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commercial Historic District (about 400 feet away); Maurice Hockman (about 400 feet away); Public Opinion & City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old M. & ST. L. Depot Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Watertown
Carnegie Free Library Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker mounted on left side of entrance)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
2. Carnegie Free Library Marker • wide view
(marker mounted on left side of entrance)
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Forsburg Park Sundial (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Regarding Carnegie Free Public Library. National Register of Historic Places #76001724 (1976)
 
Also see . . .  The Carnegie Library, 1906 - 1967. In September, 1903, a petition for “maintenance of a public library” with 616 signers was presented to the City Council. The law required signatures of more than one-half the legal voters of the city. The City Council petitioned the Andrew Carnegie Library Building Fund for a building. The Carnegie Foundation would give the money on condition that the city raise $100 for the maintenance of the library each year for each $1,000 given. The petition was granted with the city promising to support the library. The city accepted Carnegie’s offer of $10,000. L.E. Brickell, Jr., constructed the library for $12,242. (Submitted on October 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque
Mounted on right side of entrance
Carnegie Free Public Library (<i>now Codington County Heritage Museum</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
4. Carnegie Free Public Library (now Codington County Heritage Museum)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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