Newton Carnegie Library

Newton Carnegie Library (HM12IM)

Location: Newton, KS 67114 Harvey County
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N 38° 2.651', W 97° 20.718'

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On April 15, 1903 construction began on this site. The Cottonwood stone, red brick facade and Ionic columns combined to provide a striking addition to Main Street Newton. The two story building was designed by W.W. Rose, and constructed by Reikowski and Bartel on land donated by E.C. Lewellen. The site selection process created considerable controversy between the citizens living south of the Santa Fe tracks and those on the north side. The source of funding was a $16000 grant from the philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The structure was officially opened March 14, 1904 and was a welcome change from the rented rooms in the Randall Building at 5th and Main. In 1924 a $5000 room was added to the west side and in 1937 the basement was remodeled as a children's section. The building served until April, 1973 when a new library was opened on North Oak and the Carnegie Building deed was tendered to the Harvey County Historical Society.
HM NumberHM12IM
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Harvey County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 645195 N 4212009
Decimal Degrees38.04418333, -97.34530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.651', W 97° 20.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 39.06" N, 97° 20' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)316, 620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203 N Main St, Newton KS 67114, US
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