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Olivia Raney Library

 
 
Olivia Raney Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2011
1. Olivia Raney Library Marker
Inscription. As a memorial to his wife Olivia Blount Cowper Raney (1861 - 1896), Richard Beverly Raney in 1899 established the Olivia Raney Library which stood on this site. His gift funded the construction and equipment of a public library that served Raleigh from 1901 to 1962. In 1995 the Raney family approved the use of trust funds on hand for a new Olivia Raney Library off Poole Road, thereby fulfilling R.B. Raney's wish to honor his late wife and benefit the citizens of Raleigh.
 
Location. 35° 46.822′ N, 78° 38.422′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on Hillsborough Street. Touch for map. The marker is beside The Revenue Building. The marker is near the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Salisbury Street, near the state capitol building. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); 32 Pounder Naval Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st or Wildcat Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel A'Court Ashe, LL. D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Worth Bagley
Olivia Raney Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2011
2. Olivia Raney Library Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Lawson Wyatt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
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Olivia Raney Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2011
3. Olivia Raney Library Marker
Looking east toward the capitol
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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