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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colored Library Association of Savannah

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2015
1. Colored Library Association of Savannah Marker
Inscription. In 1906, eleven African-American men formed the Colored Library Association of Savannah and established the Library for Colored Citizens. They acquired the original collection from personal libraries and public donations of books and periodicals. In 1913, the Association successfully petitioned the Carnegie Corporation of New York for funds to build a permanent home for the collection. The Carnegie grant program funded construction of thousands of public libraries worldwide. Dedicated in 1914 and completed in 1915, the library was designed by local architect Julian deBruyn Kops and is one of Savannah’s few examples of Prairie School architecture. One of only two Carnegie library projects for African Americans in Georgia, this was the home library to James Alan McPherson, Pulitzer Prize–winning short story writer and essayist and Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
 
Erected 2014 by The Georgia Historic Society and the Live Oak Public Libraries. (Marker Number 25-49.)
 
Location. 32° 3.667′ N, 81° 5.467′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Henry Street and Java Place, on the left on East Henry Street. Touch for map
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2015
2. Colored Library Association of Savannah Marker
. East Henry Street is a One-Way street West from East Broad Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 537 East Henry Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnny Mercer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Georgia Infirmary (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nina Anderson Pape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lawton Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Eighth Air Force (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Georgia Volunteer (approx. half a mile away); British Evacuation (approx. half a mile away); Mother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Colored Library Association of Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2015
3. Colored Library Association of Savannah Marker
Colored Library Association Building image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2015
4. Colored Library Association Building
The marker stands just to the left of the steps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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