Details for Tyrrell Public Library (Atlas Number 5245010578)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5245010578


Marker Number 10578
Atlas Number 5245010578
Marker Title Tyrrell Public Library
Index Entry Tyrrell Public Library
Address 695 Pearl St.
City Beaumont
County Jefferson
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 394302
UTM Northing 3328373
Subject Codes institutional buildings; libraries; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Tyrrell Historical Library, Pearl St. (U.S. 90) at Forsythe
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built in 1903 as the First Baptist Church, this limestone structure replaced a red brick church on the same site. Architect of the Romanesque Revival style edifice was A. N. Dawson and contractor was G. D. Patterson. In 1923, when the Baptist congregation moved to larger facilities, Capt. William C. Tyrrell purchased the building and donated it to the city for use as a public library. It now (1976) houses an historical and genealogical collection. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976