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Robert Bacon Memorial Children's Library

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 22, 2019
1. Robert Bacon Memorial Children's Library Marker
Inscription.  
Children's Library
Robert Bacon Memorial
1924

One of the first libraries in the world
specifically dedicated as a children's library.

The building and art were privately endowed by
Martha Bacon in memory of her husband
Colonel Robert Bacon, U.S. Secretary of State and
Ambassador to France under President Theodore Roosevelt.


 
Erected 2018 by Village of Westbury, Historical Society of the Westburys.
 
Location. 40° 45.717′ N, 73° 35.051′ W. Marker is in Westbury, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on School Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 374 School Street, Westbury NY 11590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westbury World War II Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westbury World War I Memorial (about 800 feet away); House of Ambrose Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Westbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westbury Friends Meeting House (approx.
Robert Bacon Memorial Children's Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 22, 2019
2. Robert Bacon Memorial Children's Library and Marker
0.3 miles away); Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hicks Nursery (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westbury.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Children’s Library (Westbury Library). 'The Children’s Library, Robert Bacon Memorial opened its doors on June 24, 1924. It was a gift to the community by the Bacon family in memory of Colonel Robert Bacon, the Secretary of State and Ambassador to France under President Theodore Roosevelt. After Colonel Bacon’s death in 1919, his widow, Martha, wanted to pay tribute to her husband. In keeping with his desire to be, “an inspiration and to awaken big ambition” in young people, Mrs. Bacon decided to build a memorial dedicated to children.' (Submitted on May 5, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
<i>Honorable Robert Bacon, United States Ambassador to France</i> image. Click for full size.
Harris Ewing (photo courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1910
3. Honorable Robert Bacon, United States Ambassador to France
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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