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South Florida's First Public Library
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 24° 33.464 W 081° 47.999
17R E 418985 N 2716212
Quick Description: Near downtown Key West
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2014 3:34:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMM26Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 4

Long Description:
On April 8, 1892, a group of citizens organized the Key West Library Association. The first public library was open in the old Masonic Temple September 15, 1892. After 1896, the operation was assumed by other civic groups, including the Key West Woman's Club, which for 44 years provided library service. Through the group's efforts, funds were raised to build the Monroe County Public Library which opened in November, 1959.
Marker Number: F-144

Date: 1967

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with Monroe County Public Library and The Florida Historical Society

Website: Not listed

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