Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library

Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library (HMNST)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.985', W 84° 29.764'

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Lexington Public Library
First library west of the Alleghenies was est. in Lex. in 1795 as a subscription library. The Women's Club of Central Ky. worked for a free public library, and, in 1902, Andrew Carnegie gave $60,000 to build Lex. Public Library, which served community from 1905 to 1989. Books then given to new public library.

A Carnegie Library
Library trustee C. J. Bronston obtained $60,000 from Andrew Carnegie to build neoclassical Greek Revival structure designed by architect Herman Rowe. Transylvania Univ. allowed use of site in Gratz Park. Mary K. Bullitt was first librarian. In 1989 the Lex. Public Library moved to Main St.
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series.
Marker Number2199
Year Placed2005
Placed ByPresented by the Lexington Public Library
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719707 N 4214294
Decimal Degrees38.04975000, -84.49606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.985', W 84° 29.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 59.10" N, 84° 29' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251-299 W 2nd St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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