Goldendale in Klickitat County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Goldendale Free Public Library
This building is listed on the
of Historic Places
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 45° 49.212′ N, 120° 49.454′ W. Marker is in Goldendale, Washington, in Klickitat County. Marker is at the intersection of West Burgen Street and South Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Burgen Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 W Burgen St, Goldendale WA 98620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Hill Country (approx. 8˝ miles away); Stonehenge (approx. 8.7 miles away); First Sight of the Columbia River (approx. 10.7 miles away in Oregon); View of Mount Jefferson (approx. 12.6 miles away); Celilo Falls (approx. 12.6 miles away); Wyam (approx. 12.6 miles away); Great Falls of the Columbia Class P-2 Engine No. 2507 (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goldendale.
Regarding Goldendale Free Public Library. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The site of the library was purchased from James and Amanda Stackhouse in 1912 in anticipation of a Carnegie construction grant. The purchaser and the driving force behind the establishment of a library was the Women's Association. This organization still exists as a chapter of the Federated Women's Clubs. The building was constructed in 1914, two years after the land purchase. The architect was Doyle and Paterson of Portland, Oregon. The first book in the new library was Mill on the Floss, and the library still keeps a copy of this book in its collection as a tie to the past. In 1973 the library joined the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Association.
Also see . . . Goldendale Free Public Library (PDF). National Register nomination submitted for the library, which was listed in 1982. (National Archives) (Submitted on May 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.