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Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Worth Library

 
 
Fort Worth Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Renee, August 20, 2015
1. Fort Worth Library Marker
Inscription.  Seeking funds for a public library, local women asked the philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, to donate "the price of a good cigar." He gave $50,000. With that and substantial local gifts, including land donated by Mrs. Sarah J. Jennings, the first city library opened on this site, 1901.

First librarian, Mrs. Charles Schevber, was active in parks movement and local art circles. She was Vice President, 1911-1917, American Federation of Art.

The old library was razed in 1938. This building in Modern Classic style is four times as large as the original library.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 32° 45.06′ N, 97° 19.811′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of West 9th Street and Houston Street (Business U.S. 287), on the right when traveling west on West 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flatiron Building (within shouting distance
Fort Worth Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Renee, August 20, 2015
2. Fort Worth Library
Building currently located at site of original library
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of this marker); The Atelier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); General William Jenkins Worth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "A Great Time to be Alive" (about 400 feet away); JFK (about 400 feet away); John Peter Smith (about 500 feet away); Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas (about 500 feet away); Changing Landscape (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Renee' Lasswell of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Renee' Lasswell of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022