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    The Layland Museum
    Carnegie Library, circa 1904
    Cleburne, Texas

    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    201 N. Caddo Street

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    Cleburne Tx - Carnegie Library Architectural Detail
    Carnegie Library Architectural Detail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Layland Museum
    Hours - Mon.-Fri. 10AM-5PM
    Sat. 9AM-1PM
    Information - 817-645-0940

    Carnegie Theatre and Players
    On the second floor of the museum
    Performances schedule - 817-645-2455

    Historical Marker Text
    Carnegie Library Building

    A Cleburne Public Library was begun in 1901 under the direction of the local women's club. In 1902 members of the organization met with New York industrialist and benefactor Andrew S. Carnegie to secure funds for a building. His gift was matched by local contributions and this structure was completed in 1905. Featuring details of the beaux arts and classical revival styles and a second floor theater, it housed the library until 1978.
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
    Cleburne Tx - Carnegie Library Historical Marker
    Carnegie Library Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Cleburne Tx - Carnegie Library grand entrance
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Cleburne Tx - Carnegie Library
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Cleburne Tx - Carnegie Library
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Cleburne Tx - Carnegie Library Architectural Detail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Cleburne Tx - Carnegie Library Architectural Detail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Carnegie Library, Cleburne, Texas
    An early postcard image of the library
    Postcard courtesy texasoldphotos.com
    Layland Museum, former Carnegie Library, Cleburne
    Photo courtesy Scott Murdoch, 6-6-04

    Forum:
    Your page on Cleburne shows a photo of "A railroad car in downtown Cleburne" but does not show off the building in the background, which is the {drum roll, please} former Carnegie Library! I visited today, and have attached a photo of the library (now a museum). My photo is taken from the east, across the road, and the train caboose is out of sight on the left side of the Carnegie building. - Cheers, Scott Murdock, June 06, 2004

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