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El Campo in Wharton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

El Campo Library Building

 
 
El Campo Library Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker
1. El Campo Library Building Marker
Inscription. The El Campo Library Association began the city's first library in 1902. A public library opened at the downtown fire station in 1927. After a branch of the Wharton County Library was established in El Campo in 1939, this facility was completed in 1940. The building exhibits characteristic elements of Moderne architecture, especially in its entryway, light fixtures, and signage. The library facilities were moved in 1965, and it became a community art center in 1983.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1408.)
 
Location. 29° 11.7′ N, 96° 16.215′ W. Marker is in El Campo, Texas, in Wharton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Monseratte Street and Alamo Street, on the right when traveling east on West Monseratte Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W Monseratte St, El Campo TX 77437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prairie Switch (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank of El Campo (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Campo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wharton County Courthouse
El Campo Library Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, July 28, 2016
2. El Campo Library Building and Marker
(approx. 13 miles away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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