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Peabody in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Carnegie Library

 
 
Carnegie Library NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
1. Carnegie Library NRHP Marker
Inscription.  
This property is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the National Register of Historic Places series lists.
 
Location. 38° 10.026′ N, 97° 6.388′ W. Marker is in Peabody, Kansas, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Division Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street. Building is the Peabody Township Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 North Walnut Street, Peabody KS 66866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peabody High School Light Poles (a few steps from this marker); Fairplay Church [Bell] (a few steps from this marker); First Free Public Library Building in Kansas (a few steps from this marker); J. S. Schroeder Building (about 600 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Mennonite Centennial Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Turkey Red Wheat (approx. 8.4 miles away); Ebenfeld Centennial (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peabody.
 
Regarding Carnegie Library.
Excerpt from the NRHP Nomination Statement of Significance:

The Peabody Township Carnegie Library (c. 1914) is being nominated to the National
Register as part of the Carnegie Libraries of Kansas thematic resources nomination (c.
1902-1921) at the local level of significance under criteria A and C for its historical
association with the Carnegie Corporation Library Building Program and for its
architectural significance as a new building type. A library association was organized
in Peabody in 1874. The community received their $10,000.00 Carnegie Library grant in
1913, library construction was completed in 1914. The Peabody Township Carnegie Library
is an example of the Nee-Classical style.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peabody Township Carnegie Library National Register Nomination.
Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
2. Carnegie Library
Marker on wall to right of door
Kansas Historical Society website entry (Submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Peabody Township Library. Library website homepage (Submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy. NPR website entry (Submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Carnegie Library Entrance Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
3. Carnegie Library Entrance Detail
Carnegie Library Portico Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
4. Carnegie Library Portico Detail
Carnegie Library Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
5. Carnegie Library Detail
Prairie-style window feature
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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