Port Arthur in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Gates Memorial Library
John W. Gates (1855-1911), a noted financier and philanthropist, set aside land at this site for a public library. In 1917, through the efforts of his widow Dellora (1855-1918), this classical revival library was completed. It was designed by the New York firm of Warren & Westmore, Architects of several New York landmarks, including Grand Central Station. Deeded to the city of Port Arthur in 1918, the library is now part of Lamar University at Port Arthur.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10530.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 52.735′ N, 93° 55.631′ W. Marker is in Port Arthur, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Stillwell Boulevard near Procter Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 Stilwell Boulavard, Port Arthur TX 77640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Gates Memorial Library (a few steps from this marker); Port Arthur College (a few steps from this marker); Ruby Ruth Fuller Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur Edward Stilwell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lakeshore/Lions Park (about 300 feet away); Vuylsteke House (approx. ¼ mile away); Federated Women's Clubs Of Port Arthur (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clubhouse of the Federated Women’s Clubs of Port Arthur (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Arthur.
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