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Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carnegie Public Library

 
 
Carnegie Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Carnegie Public Library Marker
Inscription.  In 1909 steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was contacted by local women's club member Liliian Waddell about sponsoring a public library. In 1911 the Carnegie Foundation gave $10,000 to the city of Clarksdale to build and equip a public library, with the provision that the city purchase the land and sustain it with annual funding.
Construction began in 1913, and the Jacobethan/Gothic Revival-style building opened on April 14, 1914. The "Book Wagon," Coahoma County's first bookmobile, began here in 1923.
 
Erected 2014 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries 📚, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1914.
 
Location. 34° 12.227′ N, 90° 34.51′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Delta Avenue and 1st Street, on the
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By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Carnegie Public Library
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right when traveling north on Delta Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Beth Israel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarksdale (about 400 feet away); WROX Radio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ike Turner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harvey B. Heidelberg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tennessee Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.W. Cutrer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); W. C. Handy (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
Also see . . .  Clarksdale Carnegie Library website. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Andrew Carnegie image. Click for full size.
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3. Andrew Carnegie
National Portrait Gallery
View of marker looking south on Delta Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. View of marker looking south on Delta Avenue.
View of marker looking north on Delta Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
5. View of marker looking north on Delta Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 269 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Apr. 14, 2021