Swedish Consulate and Swante Palm Library

Swedish Consulate and Swante Palm Library (HMH18)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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N 30° 16.251', W 97° 44.505'

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Swante Palm (1815-1899), Vice Consul for Sweden and Norway from 1866 until his death, built a small house on Ash Street (now 9th Street) in the 1850s. It was a repository for Palm's extensive book collection and served as the Swedish Consulate, where Palm gave assistance to many Swedish immigrants. To accommodate his ever-growing library, Palm enlarged the house in 1879. He donated his 10,000-volume collection to the University of Texas Library in 1897, increasing the school's holdings by more than sixty percent. Palm's house was razed in 1958.
HM NumberHMH18
Marker Number14680
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621029 N 3349468
Decimal Degrees30.27085000, -97.74175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.251', W 97° 44.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 15.06" N, 97° 44' 30.30" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 E 9th St, Austin TX 78701, US
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