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Eureka Springs in Carroll County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Carnegie Library

 
 
Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
1. Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.

This is one of only four free public libraries in Arkansas funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was built of native limestone and completed in 1912 on this site which was donated by Eureka Springs resident Richard C. Kerens. The architect was George W. Hellmuth of St. Louis.
 
Erected by Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Community Development Partnership.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 36° 24.45′ N, 93° 44.194′ W. Marker is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in Carroll County. Marker is on Spring Street west of Hillside Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 194 Spring Street, Eureka Springs AR 72632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Timeless Place (here, next to this marker); Crescent Spring and Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton-Becker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Crescent Hotel & Spa (about 400 feet away); Avarana (about 700 feet

Carnegie Library Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
2. Carnegie Library Sign
away); Harding Spring (about 700 feet away); Eastview Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweet Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. (Submitted on January 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carnegie Libraries at Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. (Submitted on January 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Spread of Carnegie Libraries in America: 1890-1921. (Submitted on January 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Carnegie Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
3. Carnegie Library and Marker
Marker is to left of ground floor entry
<i>Free Public Library Building, Eureka Springs, Ark.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
4. Free Public Library Building, Eureka Springs, Ark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 16, 2015.
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