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

Tyrrell Public Library

Tyrrell Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
1. Tyrrell Public Library Marker
Inscription. Built in 1903 as the First Baptist Church, this limestone structure replaced a red brick church on the same site. Architect of the Romanesque Revival style edifice was A. N. Dawson and contractor was G. D. Patterson. In 1923, when the Baptist congregation moved to larger facilities, Capt. William C. Tyrrell purchased the building and donated it to the city for use as a public library. It now (1976) houses an historical and genealogical collection.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10578.)
Location. 30° 4.918′ N, 94° 5.806′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street (U.S. 90) and Forsythe Street, on the right when traveling west on Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 695 Pearl Street, Beaumont TX 77701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Millard (about 400 feet away); Beaumont (about 600 feet away); Jefferson County Courthouse
Tyrrell Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
2. Tyrrell Public Library
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Port of Beaumont (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas' First Rice Mill (approx. one mile away); French Trading Post (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Lucas Gusher (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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