Details for Peabody Library Building (Atlas Number 5471008469)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5471008469


Marker Number 8469
Atlas Number 5471008469
Marker Title Peabody Library Building
Index Entry Peabody Library Building
Address 1700 Sam Houston
City Huntsville
County Walker
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 255805
UTM Northing 3400702
Subject Codes lumber topics; libraries
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Near the corner of 12th and Avenue J, on the Sam Houston State University campus; Huntsville.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The first campus structure to be used exclusively for library purposes, this building was erected in 1902. Built with assistance from the Peabody Education Fund (a philanthropic program created by northern banker George Peabody soon after the Civil War), the library exhibits classical revival and Romanesque revival style influences. Designed by J. L. O'Connor, it served as a library until 1929 and has had other academic uses since that time.