“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Carnegie Library Building

Carnegie Library Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rheba Bybee, August 28, 2016
1. Carnegie Library Building Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1904, this library building is located on land owned in the 1890s by local publisher O. B. Colquitt, who later became the governor of Texas. It was designed by the Waco firm of Messer and Smith and features classical detailing. Through the efforts of the women's clubs of Terrell, the Andrew Carnegie Foundation provided funds for the building, and the city of Terrell contributed money for the library operations.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9425.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 32° 44.296′ N, 96° 16.696′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on North Frances Street south of West High Street, on the right when traveling south. Located near the front door. The Carnegie Library Building houses the Terrell Heritage Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 North Frances Street, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Public Library (here, next to this marker); Gov. Oscar Branch Colquitt (1861-1940) (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Good Shepherd (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American National Bank (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); First Christian Church of Terrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terrell.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Carnegie Library Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rheba Bybee, August 28, 2016
2. Carnegie Library Building
Marker is on wall, just left of entrance doors.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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