Details for El Campo Library Building (Atlas Number 5481001408)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481001408


Marker Number 1408
Atlas Number 5481001408
Marker Title El Campo Library Building
Index Entry El Campo Library Building
Address 201 W. Monserate
City El Campo
County Wharton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 765580
UTM Northing 3232579
Subject Codes libraries; design and construction; Art Moderne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1990
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 201 W. Monseratte, El Campo
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The El Campo Library Association began the city's first library in 1902. A public library opened at the downtown fire station in 1927. After a branch of the Wharton County Library was established in El Campo in 1939, this facility was completed in 1940. The building exhibits characteristic elements of moderne architecture, especially in its entryway, light fixtures, and signage. The library facilities were moved in 1965, and it became a community art center in 1983. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1990.)