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Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Leavenworth Public Library

 
 
Leavenworth Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2014
1. Leavenworth Public Library Marker
Inscription.

In 1899 the City of Leavenworth voted a tax levy for a library. Women’s clubs, by library fund raising activities, accumulated $3,000 and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie contributed $30,000. The total was enough to build and equip the facility.

The library opened in May 1902.

Leavenworth’s Carnegie Library was the first to be funded in Kansas and is among the last to serve in its original structure.
 
Erected 1984 by Leavenworth County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.81′ N, 94° 54.851′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on 5th Street south of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 South 5th Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quartzite Boulder (about 500 feet away); Leavenworth County World War Memorial (about 600 feet away); World War and All War Memorial
Leavenworth Public Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2014
2. Leavenworth Public Library and Marker
(about 600 feet away); Leavenworth County War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Leavenworth County (about 700 feet away); "Harvey House" Leavenworth Court House Annex I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Frederick Henry Harvey (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
 
Regarding Leavenworth Public Library. The Carnegie Library closed as a public library by 1987.
 
Also see . . .
1. Leavenworth Public Carnegie Library. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Leavenworth Public Library. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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