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Dodge City in Ford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Carnegie Library Building

 
 
Carnegie Library Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
1. Carnegie Library Building Marker
Inscription.  
This building was constructed in 1907 with the financial assistance of Andrew Carnegie, Steel Magnate and nationally known philanthropist.

Architect: C.W. Squires, Emporia
Builder: William Foley, Dodge City

City Library: 1907 - 1969
Commercial Uses: 1969 - 1980
Arts Center: 1981

It was purchased and renovated through the efforts of many civic minded individuals and businesses who worked together to provide Dodge City with a Home for the Arts.

This building has been listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 37° 45.272′ N, 100° 1.156′ W. Marker is in Dodge City, Kansas, in Ford County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Spruce Street, on the left when traveling north on 2nd Avenue. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 North 2nd Avenue, Dodge City KS 67801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From 'Cattle Capital' to modern city (here, next to this marker); The Reading Garden (a few steps from this marker); Hugh O'Brian (within shouting distance of this marker); Gene Barry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milburn Stone (about 400 feet away); Charles Rath (about 500 feet away); Dennis Weaver (about 500 feet away); Wild and woolly Front Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dodge City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carnegie Center for the Arts on Facebook. (Submitted on May 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old Carnegie Library National Register Nomination. (Submitted on May 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Carnegie Library Building Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
2. Carnegie Library Building Landmark Marker
Former Carnegie Library and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
3. Former Carnegie Library and Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Sep. 22, 2023