“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huron in Beadle County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Huron Public Library

Huron Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2021
1. Huron Public Library Marker
Inscription.  1908 Carnegie Library
At a meeting on March 8, 1883, the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Young Women's Christian Association donated $38.00 to establish a reading room over Cash & Busby's Store.

In 1907, the public voted to establish a city library, funded by the City of Huron. The issue passed by a very slim margin - 368 votes in favor and 366 votes against. The library was established thanks to two votes!

In 1908, the City Commission accepted the Andrew Carnegie offer of $10,000 to build a free library building for the City of Huron. This building opened to the public September 3, 1909, and served the city until 1965. The building was razed in the fall of 1965 to make way for the new library.

Twenty-five Carnegie libraries were built in South Dakota between 1901 and 1917.

1966 Public Library
Dedicated September 18, 1966.
14,619 square feet.
Architect: Harold Spitznagel & Assoc.
Contractor: Art Pugsley Construction Co. Inc. of Huron.
Cost: $326,901.93
Funded by City of Huron and a Federal Library Services Construction Act Grant.

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Library Expansion & Remodeling Project

Dedicated August 20, 2009.
The library addition consisted of 9,450 square feet.
Architect: Koch Hazard Architects
Contractor: Gil Haugen Construction of Sioux Falls.
Cost: $2,237,274.84
Funded by City of Huron and a grant from the State CDBG program.
Erected by Huron Board of Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 1883.
Location. 44° 21.599′ N, 98° 12.892′ W. Marker is in Huron, South Dakota, in Beadle County. Marker is on California Avenue Southwest south of 5th Street Southwest, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located southwest of the Huron Public Library, northwest of Campbell Park in Huron. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 Dakota Ave S, Huron SD 57350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campbell Park Historic District (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Legacy Park Garden! (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Paul H. Hohm (about 800 feet away); Dr. Howard L. Saylor, Jr. (about 800 feet away); Dr. Jeffrey S. Wheeler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Karl J. Blessinger (approx.
Huron Public Library Marker, from the east image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2021
2. Huron Public Library Marker, from the east
0.2 miles away); History of Huron College / Huron University (approx. ¼ mile away); William E. Ferguson Square (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huron.
Huron Public Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2021
3. Huron Public Library and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2021. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2021. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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