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George Washington Carver Branch Library

 
 
George Washington Carver Branch Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. George Washington Carver Branch Library Marker
Inscription.  

In Feb. 1926 the Austin Public Library opened in a room over a downtown store. Within months, the books were moved to this structure, built at Guadalupe and Ninth St., across from Wooldridge Park. In 1933, with completion of a permanent library facility, the original building was relocated here to meet the request of the black community for its own library. The frame structure was brick veneered and named for black educator George Washington Carver. Directed by Hattie Henson, 1933-43, this was the first branch in the Austin library system.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14088.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1926.
 
Location. 30° 16.194′ N, 97° 43.469′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Central East Austin. Marker is on Angelina Street just south of Hackberry Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1165 Angelina St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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this marker. Desegregation of Texas Public Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Travis County (about 500 feet away); Site of Old Anderson High School / Kealing Jr. High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Cross Catholic Church and Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); James L. Farmer, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Black Legislators Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
George Washington Carver Branch Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David White, May 9, 2018
2. George Washington Carver Branch Library Marker
The building is now the George Washington Carver Museum Genealogy Center
George Washington Carver Branch Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
3. George Washington Carver Branch Library and Marker
Now houses the George Washington Carver Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on February 10, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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