Details for Kilgore Public Library (Atlas Number 5183009972)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5183009972


Marker Number 9972
Atlas Number 5183009972
Marker Title Kilgore Public Library
Index Entry Kilgore Public Library
Address 301 N. Henderson Blvd.
City Kilgore
County Gregg
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 324069
UTM Northing 3584396
Subject Codes buildings; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Kilgore's first public library opened in 1933 under the direction of two local women's clubs. With funding from the Federal Public Works Administration, support from the city, and labor from the Works Progress Administration, this structure was completed in 1939. Designed in a style reminiscent of cottages in the French province of Normandy, it stands as a visible reminder of Kilgore's depression-era progressivism and continues to serve local citizens. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990