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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Peabody Library Building

 
 
Peabody Library Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 10, 2007
1. Peabody Library Building Marker
Inscription.  

The first campus structure to be used exclusively for library purposes, this building was erected in 1902. Built with assistance from the Peabody Education Fund (a philanthropic program created by northern banker George Peabody soon after the Civil War), the library exhibits Classical Revival and Romanesque Revival style influences. Designed by J. L. O'Connor, it served as a library until 1929 and has had other academic uses since that time.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8469.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 30° 42.939′ N, 95° 32.971′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Avenue J. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1720 Avenue J, Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin College Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Main Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presidents Tree (about
Cornerstone of Peabody Library image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 8, 2009
2. Cornerstone of Peabody Library
State Board
of
Education
J.D. Sayers • R.M. Love • J.G. Todd
Local Board of Directors
A.T. McKinney • T.H. Ball • J.G. Ashford
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400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roberts-Farris Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law Office (Sam Houston) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodland, Home of Sam Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steamboat House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Peabody Memorial Library. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
 
The Peabody Library Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
3. The Peabody Library Building and Marker
Peabody Library Building image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
4. Peabody Library Building
Cornerstone of Peabody Library image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 8, 2009
5. Cornerstone of Peabody Library
Peabody
Memorial Library
1901
George Peabody (1795-1869) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 11, 2017
6. George Peabody (1795-1869)
This 19th century portrait of George Peabody by an unknown artist hangs in the Peabody room of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2013, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on August 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   4. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.   5. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.   6. submitted on February 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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