Franklin Carnegie Library

Franklin Carnegie Library (HM290H)

Location: Franklin, TX 77856 Robertson County
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N 31° 1.641', W 96° 29.051'

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The city of Franklin housed a library of 1,000 volumes in its City Hall before 1913. In February that year, Franklin Mayor R. M. Cole (1848-1931) applied to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for funds to build a new library. The Carnegie Corporation approved plans and granted $7,500 to the project. This brick building with classical details and a pressed-metal roof resembling tiles was designed by an architect named Patterson and completed in 1914, though it served as a library only through 1918. School classes and public activities were held here through 1984.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986
HM NumberHM290H
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 740142 N 3435351
Decimal Degrees31.02735000, -96.48418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 1.641', W 96° 29.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 1' 38.46" N, 96° 29' 3.0599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 E Decherd St, Franklin TX 77856, US
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