Details for Carnegie Library Building

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5399000732


Marker Number 732
Atlas Number 5399000732
Marker Title Carnegie Library Building
Index Entry Carnegie Library Building
Address 204 8th St.
City Ballinger
County Runnels
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 409999
UTM Northing 3512003
Subject Codes graveyards; buildings; libraries
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 204 8th Street, Ballinger
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This native limestone library was built in 1909-11 with funds from New York industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Local banker Jo Wilmeth donated the land and the Rev. J. D. Leslie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, served as the supervising architect. The building's auditorium and club rooms were used for a variety of civic and cultural events, school social activities and temporary worship services of several local churches. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

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