Details for Franklin Carnegie Library (Atlas Number 5395010925)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5395010925


Marker Number 10925
Atlas Number 5395010925
Marker Title Franklin Carnegie Library
Index Entry Franklin Carnegie Library
Address Decker and Owensville St.
City Franklin
County Robertson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 740175
UTM Northing 3435234
Subject Codes lumber topics
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The city of Franklin housed a library of 1,000 volumes in its City Hall before 1913. In February that year, Franklin Mayor R. M. Cole (1848-1931) applied to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for funds to build a new library. The Carnegie Corporation approved plans and granted $7,500 to the project. This brick building with classical details and a pressed-metal roof resembling tiles was designed by an architect named Patterson and completed in 1914, though it served as a library only through 1918. School classes and public activities were held here through 1984. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986