Details for Old Sherman Public Library (Atlas Number 5181011538)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5181011538


Marker Number 11538
Atlas Number 5181011538
Marker Title Old Sherman Public Library
Index Entry Sherman Public Library, Old
Address 301 S. Walnut
City Sherman
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722017
UTM Northing 3724190
Subject Codes lumber topics
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A subscription library was established in Sherman in 1901 and housed in a rented room. In 1911, the city submitted a request to the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and received $20,000 for a library. This lot was purchased in 1912 for $2500 and plans were drawn for a structure of simplified beaux-arts styling by local architect John Tulloch (1860-1947). The building served as a library from 1915 until 1973. Of note are the three interior murals, completed in 1934. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986