Details for Carnegie Library Building (Atlas Number 5027000733)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5027000733


Marker Number 733
Atlas Number 5027000733
Marker Title Carnegie Library Building
Index Entry Carnegie Library Building
Address 201 N. Main
City Belton
County Bell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 646192
UTM Northing 3437316
Subject Codes Beaux Arts; design and construction; libraries
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Completed in 1904, this brick library building was funded by a personal contribution from the noted New York industrialist and benefactor Andrew S. Carnegie. Ben D. Lee, builder of the Bell County Courthouse, served as contractor. Designed by the firm of Smith and Moore and made of bricks from a local kiln, the structure features elaborate detailing of the Beaux Arts classical style. When the library opened in 1905, 1500 volumes were contributed by members of the Woman's Wednesday Club. Public library facilities were located here until 1975. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981