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Ephraim in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ephraim Carnegie Library

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Ephraim Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription. Built in 1914-1915, the Ephraim Carnegie Library is one of 23 Carnegie Libraries in Utah and one of over 1650 library buildings in the United States that were founded by millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie donated the entire cost of the building on the condition that the town provide the land, books, librarian and an annual maintenance budget. A library program in Ephraim began as early as about 1880 when a group of ambitious young men established a small library in a rented room in the house of John F. F. Dorius. Later, the city council took over operation of the library and provided a room in the old City Hall until the construction of the Carnegie Library in 1914. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Watkins, Birch and Wright of Provo. Contractors for the building were Hans Petersen, A.C. Nielson and Thor Monsen, partners in a local construction firm.
 
Erected by Division of State History. (Marker Number N-770.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.554′ N, 111° 35.244′ W. Marker is in Ephraim, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Ephraim Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Ephraim Carnegie Library Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 South Main Street, Ephraim UT 84627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Canute Peterson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ephraim Relief Society Granary (about 700 feet away); Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty (about 700 feet away); Ephraim Co-op Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ephraim (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephraim.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Ephraim Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Ephraim Carnegie Library Marker
Ephraim Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
4. Ephraim Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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