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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kingsport Public Library

 
 
Kingsport Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
1. Kingsport Public Library Marker
Inscription.  The Kingsport Book Club established the Kingsport Public Library in 1929. It was originally housed in the YMCA building and then moved to this site, which was the former U.S. Post Office site on Broad Street. Thomas Hastings of New York designed the building. The facility was later renovated and became the J. Fred Johnson Memorial Library in 1961. Nearby, Glen Bruce Park, with its fountain and gazebo, still serves as an integral part of Kingsport's unique identity.
 
Erected by Downtown Kingsport Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 36° 32.915′ N, 82° 33.542′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Broad Street near New Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 434 Broad St, Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brownie McGhee (here, next to this marker); Charles Wright (within shouting distance of this marker); Lesley Riddle
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Church Circle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barry Bales (about 500 feet away); Western Union Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bank Of Kingsport (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Kingsport Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
2. Kingsport Public Library Marker
Kingsport Public Library Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
3. Kingsport Public Library Entrance
Kingsport Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
4. Kingsport Public Library
Fountain and Gazebo in nearby Glen Bruce Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
5. Fountain and Gazebo in nearby Glen Bruce Park
Mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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