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Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

John Tomay Memorial Library 1924

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 Marker
Inscription.  John Tomay came to Georgetown in 1873 to oversee the properties of the Baltimore Tunnel Company. He became an insurance, real estate, and loan agent and remained in Georgetown until his death in 1922. This “large, jovial man” was also generous and civic minded. He left his entire estate to the Georgetown Library Association, who used the funds to construct the Bungalow-style structure that has served as Georgetown’s library since its formal dedication in 1925.

Times were grim in the 1930s and ‘40s – the library cut its hours and its salary for the librarian (from $40 to $10 per month). But it never closed completely, and since the 1970s it has prospered. The west wing of the building – primarily a children’s section – was added in 1992.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 39° 42.376′ 
John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 Marker
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N, 105° 41.842′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Street and Rose Street, on the right when traveling east on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Sixth Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Temple, 1892 (a few steps from this marker); Fish Block, 1889 (a few steps from this marker); Old County Courthouse, 1868 (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Additional keywords. Libraries
 
John Tomay Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
3. John Tomay Memorial Library
Keystone above front door
John Tomay Memorial Library Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
4. John Tomay Memorial Library Cornerstone
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
5. National Historic Landmark Marker
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
6. National Historic Landmark Marker
This marker is located at the intersection of Sixth and Rose Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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