Details for Sam Rayburn Library and Museum (Atlas Number 5507015226)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015226


Marker Number 15226
Atlas Number 5507015226
Marker Title Sam Rayburn Library and Museum
Index Entry Sam Rayburn Library and Museum
Address 800 West Sam Rayburn Drive
City Bonham
County Fannin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 761060
UTM Northing 3718727
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2008
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Speaker Sam Rayburn and Dallas architect Roscoe DeWitt designed this facility to house Sam Rayburn's archives, books and artifacts. Rayburn served Fannin and surrounding counties for more than 55 years as state legislator and U.S. Congressman, including 17 years as Speaker of the House. The library, built in 1955-57, reflects the Classical Revival architecture of federal buildings in Washington, D.C. The steel construction building features a marble façade, copper roof, and Ionic columns supporting an entablature at the main entrance. The building also includes an exact replica of the Speaker's office. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2008