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Palm Springs in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Welwood Murray Memorial Library

 
 
Welwood Murray Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
1. Welwood Murray Memorial Library Marker
Inscription. In 1938 George Welwood Murray donated this land to provide for a library as a memorial to his father, Welwood Murray, pioneer hotel operator. Cornelia white donated an additional strip of property on the eastern end of the site. The existing structure, designed by John Porter Clark and constructed by Charles Chamberlin, opened as the first permanent home of the Palm Springs Public Library in February 1941. With the completion of the Library Center at Sunrise Plaza in October 1975 the Welwood Murray Memorial Library became the downtown branch.
 
Erected by City of Palm Springs & McCallum Desert Foundation. (Marker Number HSPS-13.)
 
Location. 33° 49.379′ N, 116° 32.801′ W. Marker is in Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of South Palm Canyon Drive (Business California Route 111) and Tahquitz Canyon Way, on the left when traveling south on South Palm Canyon Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oasis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker);
Welwood Murray Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, Dec 2008
2. Welwood Murray Memorial Library
Desert Inn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lykkenís Department Store (about 600 feet away); Site of First Community Church (about 700 feet away); McCallum House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cork'n Bottle Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Telephone Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Springs.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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