Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Carnegie Library Building
This native limestone library was built in 1909-11 with funds from New York industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Local banker Jo Wilmeth donated the land and the Rev. J. D. Leslie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, served as the supervising architect. The building's auditorium and club rooms were used for a variety of civic and cultural events, school social activities and temporary worship services of several local churches. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1978
Erected 1962 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 732.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
Location. 31° 44.389′ N, 99° 57.013′ W. Marker is in Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on 8th Street north of Park Avenue, on the right when traveling northTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 North 8th Street, Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War on Terror Memorial (here, next to this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ballinger (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles H. Noyes (approx. ¼ mile away); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Runnels County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Runnels County (approx. ¼ mile away); Runnels County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
Also see . . . Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.