Details for Gates Memorial Library (Atlas Number 5245010530)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5245010530


Marker Number 10530
Atlas Number 5245010530
Marker Title Gates Memorial Library
Index Entry Gates Memorial Library
Address 317 Stilwell Blvd.
City Port Arthur
County Jefferson
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 410409
UTM Northing 3305728
Subject Codes Classical Revival (architectural style); institutional buildings; libraries
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text John W. Gates (1855-1911), a noted financier and philanthropist, set aside land at this site for a public library. In 1917, through the efforts of his widow Dellora (1855-1918), this classical revival library was completed. It was designed by the New York firm of Warren & Westmore, Architects of several New York landmarks, including Grand Central Station. Deeded to the city of Port Arthur in 1918, the library is now part of Lamar University at Port Arthur. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981