Raymond in Pacific County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Raymond Public Library
Washington State Advisory Council
on Historic Preservation
Raymond Public Library
Under the provisions of the
National Historic Preservation
Act of 1966, this property possesses
exceptional value in illustrating
American history and
Entered in the
National Register of Historic Places
November 29, 1979
U.S. Department of the Interior.
Dixy Lee Ray
Erected by Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is November 29, 1979.
Location. 46° 41.204′ N, 123° 43.832′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Washington, in Pacific County. Marker is at the intersection of Duryea Street and 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Duryea Street. Marker is on a concrete base beneath a tree to the right of the entrance stairs. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pacific County Courthouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); 1857 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Willie Keil Grave (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Regarding Raymond Public Library. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The Raymond Public Library was constructed between August 31, 1928, and July 26, 1929, on four city lots at the corner of Fifth and Duryea Streets. The two story, half-timber, English Cottage style library was designed by Seattle architect Arch N. Torbitt, of Huntington and Torbitt, and constructed under the direction of Pacific County contractor W. T. Stapleton. The bond issue which paid for the construction did not include enough money for the heating system, kitchen fixtures, nor the library furniture. Civic groups and individuals eventually made the necessary contributions prior to the dedication ceremonies. The building and outfitting of the library was a community effort and was given constant attention in the local newspapers.
Also see . . . Raymond Public Library (PDF). National Register nomination for the library. (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 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.