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Fellsmere in Indian River County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Marian Fell Library

 
 
The Marian Fell Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 12, 2014
1. The Marian Fell Library Marker
Inscription.  The Merian Fell Library, the oldest library in Indian River County, opened its doors to the public on May 1, 1915 at 63 North Cypress Street, Fellsmere, Florida. Construction of the library was made possible by Marian Fell, daughter of Edward Nelson Fell (the founder of Fellsmere) through royalties she received from translating literary works of Russian author and playwright Ashton Chekov. Born in 1886, Marian Fell was educated in private schools in the United States, Paris, and Russia. Between 1912 and 1916, Scribner's published five of Marian Fell's translations, some of the first Russian literature to appear in English. The Fell family is believed to have resided directly across the street from the library, at 88 Cypress Street, from 1915 to 1917. North of the library were two grass tennis courts belonging to the Fellsmere Tennis Association, where the 1916 Fell Cup was held. The Fell Library is typical of many architecturally modest library buildings constructed in small Florida towns during the early twentieth century, and has been used for readings, recitals, meetings, social events, and children's programs since it opened. The
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library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
A Florida Heritage Site


 
Erected 2010 by Indian River Country Historical Society, The Mary Carter Memorial Fund, The Fellsmere Community Redevelopment Agency and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-693.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1915.
 
Location. 27° 46.243′ N, 80° 36.213′ W. Marker is in Fellsmere, Florida, in Indian River County. Marker is on North Cypress Street, 0.1 miles south of West New York Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 N Cypress St, Fellsmere FL 32948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fellsmere Historical Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace for Equal Suffrage for Women in Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fellsmere (approx. ¼ mile away); Fellsmere Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fellsmere Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fellsmere Public School (approx. ¼ mile away); Fellsmere Union Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank and Stella Heiser House (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fellsmere.
 
The Marian Fell Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 12, 2014
2. The Marian Fell Library
Marker just out of the picture on the left.
The Marian Fell Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Diane Murphy, November 2023
3. The Marian Fell Library Marker
The Marian Fell Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Diane Murphy, November 2023
4. The Marian Fell Library Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2023, by Diane Murphy of Saint Cloud, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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