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Fort Worth Library

  Texas Historical Markers
Houston & 9th St., Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 45' 9.466416", -97° 19' 47.253792"
    Texas State
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     Seeking funds for a public library, local woman asked the philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, to donate The price of a good cigar. He gave $50,000. With that and substantial local gifts, including land donated by Mrs. Sarah J. Jennings, the first City Library opened on this site, 1901. First Librarian, Mrs. Charles Schevber, was active in parks movement and local art circles. She was Vice President, 1911-1917, American Federation of Art. The old library was razed in 1938. This building in modern Classic style is four times as large as the original Library. (1968)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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