Details for Old Diboll Library (Atlas Number 5005008715)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005008715


Marker Number 8715
Atlas Number 5005008715
Marker Title Old Diboll Library
Index Entry Diboll Library, Old
Address 116 N. First St.
City Diboll
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 329843
UTM Northing 3451448
Subject Codes libraries
Marker Year 1990
Marker Location 116 N. First St., at railroad tracks
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Built about 1908 by T. L. L. Temple for his Southern Pine Lumber Company employees, this building served for many years as a community library and recreation hall. While the lower floor included a reading room and recreational facilities, the upper floor contained living quarters used at various times by the Temple family, single male employees, and schoolteachers. The building was used as a Red Cross sewing room during World War I and as a food distribution point for needy families during the Depression. It later served as a residence and office. (1990)