The Marian Fell Library

The Marian Fell Library (HM1R86)

Location: Fellsmere, FL 32948 Indian River County
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N 27° 46.243', W 80° 36.213'

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The Merian Fell Library, the oldest library in Indian River County, opened its doors to the public on May 1, 1915 at 63 North Cypress Street, Fellsmere, Florida. Construction of the library was made possible by Marian Fell, daughter of Edward Nelson Fell (the founder of Fellsmere) through royalties she received from translating literary works of Russian author and playwright Ashton Chekov. Born in 1886, Marian Fell was educated in private schools in the United States, Paris, and Russia. Between 1912 and 1916, Scribner's published five of Marian Fell's translations, some of the first Russian literature to appear in English. The Fell family is believed to have resided directly across the street from the library, at 88 Cypress Street, from 1915 to 1917. North of the library were two grass tennis courts belonging to the Fellsmere Tennis Association, where the 1916 Fell Cup was held. The Fell Library is typical of many architecturally modest library buildings constructed in small Florida towns during the early twentieth century, and has been used for readings, recitals, meetings, social events, and children's programs since it opened. The library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM1R86
Marker NumberF-693
Year Placed2010
Placed ByIndian River Country Historical Society, The Mary Carter Memorial Fund, The Fellsmere Community Redevelopment Agency and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 539062 N 3071866
Decimal Degrees27.77071667, -80.60355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 46.243', W 80° 36.213'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 46' 14.58" N, 80° 36' 12.78" W
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Area Code(s)772
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 63 N Cypress St, Fellsmere FL 32948, US
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