Spokane in Spokane County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
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. 47° 40.705′ N, 117° 25.582′ W. Marker is in Spokane, Washington, in Spokane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Montgomery Avenue and North Monroe Street, on the right when traveling east on West Montgomery Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 925 W Montgomery Ave, Spokane WA 99205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Look Up, Look Around! (approx. one mile away); Canada Island Resolution (approx. 1.1 miles away); Post Street Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Great Fire of 1889 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spokane County Conservation Futures Program (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spokane's Evolving RiverfrontMonroe Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Post Street Substation (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spokane.
Regarding Spokane Library. It was among 43 libraries collectively listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Carnegie Libraries of Washington State. The following excerpt is from the building's nomination to the Spokane Register of Historic Places, which has more detailed information:
In 1912, Andrew Carnegie promised $70,000 for construction of two permanent branches in Spokane. The Library Board and City Council disputed over where the new buildings should be located, and the compromise that emerged was that the money would be used for three branches. Of the original monetary designation, $17,500 was allocated for construction of the North Monroe Branch. The library served the local community until 1967, the the city sold the building to the local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars. The building was then used as a meeting hall, lounge, and bingo parlor.
Also see . . . North Monroe Branch, Spokane Library. Nomination for the building's inclusion on the Spokane Register of Historic Places. (Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Office) (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 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.