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Guthrie in Logan County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Carnegie Library

 
 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1902 with a grant of $25,000 from Andrew Carnegie, it housed the first tax-supported library in Oklahoma. It was the site of the inaugurations of Territorial Governor Frank Frantz in 1905 and 1st State Governor, Charles N. Haskell, in 1907.

Scene of many public and club meetings, the building was the meeting place for the Betsy Ross Society's women who sewed Oklahoma's "46th Star" U.S. flag after statehood.

It was given by the City of Guthrie to the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1969, entered in the National Register of Historic Places, 1971 and opened as Oklahoma Territorial Museum, Nov. 13, 1973.
 
Erected 1980 by Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 35° 52.691′ N, 97° 25.268′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is on East Oklahoma Avenue east of North Ash Street, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum. Touch for map. Marker is

Former Carnegie Library & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. Former Carnegie Library & Marker
at or near this postal address: 406 East Oklahoma Avenue, Guthrie OK 73044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Library (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Oklahoma (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Seal Stolen (about 700 feet away); De Steiguer Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooks Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oklahoma Building (approx. mile away); Rough Riders (approx. mile away); Gray Bros. Building (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
 
Regarding Carnegie Library. Today, the former Carnegie Library is part of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
Former Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
3. Former Carnegie Library
Stone marker noting this was the first Carnegie library in Oklahoma. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
4. Stone marker noting this was the first Carnegie library in Oklahoma.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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