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Ballinger Carnegie Library

Ballinger, Texas

Recorded Texas Historical Landmark

204 8th Street, Ballinger

Ballinger Tx - Carnegie Library Building
Carnegie Library Building in Ballinger
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

Historical Marker

Carnegie Library Building

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

Ballinger Tx - Carnegie Library Building Historical Marker
Carnegie Library Building Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

Carnegie Library

Out of the 34 Carnegie Libraries built in Texas, only five are still serving as libraries (Ballinger, Bryan, Franklin, Jefferson and Stamford)

Ballinger Tx - 1909 Carnegie Library
1909 Carnegie Library
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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Ballinger Tx - 1909 Carnegie Library Building Cornerstone
1909 Carnegie Library Cornerstone
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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