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Lawrence Cultural District in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library

 
 
Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2011
1. Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library Marker
Inscription.  
Constructed 1903-1904
This Carnegie Library housed the
Lawrence Public Library 1904-1972
Designed by George A. Berlinghof
in the Beaux Arts style
Rear addition was a 1937 Works Progress
Administration project

Andrew Carnegie
presented this building
to the People of Lawrence
A.D. 1904

 
Erected by the City of Lawrence.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 38° 58.06′ N, 95° 14.246′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. It is in the Lawrence Cultural District. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and Vermont Street, on the right when traveling west on 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West 9th Street, Lawrence KS 66044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Langston Hughes and the Carnegie Library (here, next to this marker); The WheatFields Oven (within shouting distance of this marker); Wiedemann Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 825-827 Massachusetts Street (about 400 feet away); Lucy Hobbs Taylor Building (about 500 feet away); Marks Jewelers (about 500 feet away); Achning Hardware (about 600 feet away); Standard Mutual Life Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carnegie Building. (Submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Old Lawrence City Library National Register Nomination. (Submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2011
2. Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library Marker
Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2011
3. Lawrence City [Carnegie] Library and Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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