Olympia in Thurston County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Former Olympia Library
Olympia Heritage Site
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 47° 2.562′ N, 122° 53.913′ W. Marker is in Olympia, Washington, in Thurston County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Avenue Southeast and Franklin Street Southeast, on the right when traveling west on 7th Avenue Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 Franklin St SE, Olympia WA 98501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Women Win the Vote (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Rankin Rogers (about 500 feet away); Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844 (about 700 feet away); Old City Hall and Fire Station (approx. Ό mile away); Washington's State Capitol Design (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First William Winlock Miller High SchoolPOW AND MIA Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Medal of Honor Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olympia.
Regarding Former Olympia Library. Excerpt from the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Olympia Downtown Historic District, of which the former library is a contributing resource:
The direct ancestry of the present Olympia Public Library began in 1896 when the Woman's Club of Olympia began collecting materials. The club maintained service until 1909, when the city took over its collection of 900 books. A Carnegie grant of $25,000 enabled the city to construct this building in 1914. After many years of service, an addition was built in 1960, and the basement became the main public area. Even with the addition, however, space was inadequate. A bond issue was approved by the voters, and a new facility opened nearby in 1978.
Also see . . . Olympia Downtown Historic District (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination for the district, of which the former library is a contributing resource. (National Archives) (Submitted on May 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.