Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Peabody Library Building
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: Education • Notable 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 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.
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Also see . . . Peabody Memorial Library. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
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