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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Corsicana Public Library

 
 
Corsicana Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Corsicana Public Library Marker
Inscription. The women's clubs of Corsicana were instrumental in opening the city's first public library in 1901 at West 6th and Main St. The city created a library board in 1904 and secured a construction grant from the Carnegie Corporation the following year. In 1906 the Carnegie Library opened at West Collin and North 12th St. The building included a large auditorium which held numerous community gatherings. Mrs. Mattie Houston served as head librarian from 1908 until the 1940s. A new library was completed in 1967 to house a collection that had grown to over 40,000 volumes.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11608.)
 
Location. 32° 5.562′ N, 96° 27.986′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on North 12th Street near West Collin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North 12th Street, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Wistar Johnson, M. D. (a few steps from this marker); Corsicana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corsicana Army Airfield (about 300 feet away); Corsicana City Jail of 1908
Corsicana Public Library Marker, far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Corsicana Public Library Marker, far right
(about 400 feet away); R.N. White (about 500 feet away); Early Texas Natural Gas Pipelines (about 600 feet away); Henry G. Damon (about 600 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Also see . . .  Navarro County Historical Society- The Corsicana Public Library. ... In October, 1905, Corsicana received a grant of $25,000 from the Carnegie. (Submitted on October 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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