Founded by John Bloomﬁeld Jervis
—Born Huntington, N.Y. 1795 — Died Rome, N.Y. 1885 —
He erected the original section of the present library as his residence in his latter years and it came into possession of the Jervis Library Association in 1895 as a part of his bequest for the founding of a library for the city of Rome. The income from the remainder of his gift was used for operating purposes until 1925 when the principal was applied toward enlargement and improvement.
Erected by Jervis Library Association.
Location. 43° 13.121′ N, 75° 27.244′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from North Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the outside wall of the library, next to the rear (parking lot) entrance to the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 North Washington Street, Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rome Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rome (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); British Trenches (approx. 0.4 miles away); Unknown Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Futile Approach (approx. half a mile away); Unrealized Expectations (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
Regarding Jervis Library. The John B. Jervis homestead portion of the library building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Also see . . . Jervis Public Library hopepage. (Submitted on June 23, 2017, by Peter Chien of Rome, New York.)
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