Johnson County Library - Buffalo, Wyoming
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 44° 20.883 W 106° 41.983
13T E 364524 N 4911936
Quick Description: Former public library funded by Andrew Carnegie in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 6:16:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM23ZW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 50

Long Description:
"The Johnson County Library Building is situated on the northwest corner of the County Courthouse grounds. It was built in 1909 of native stone. It is a fine example of the Neoclassical style of architecture. On January 28, 1909, the local newspaper of Buffalo reported that Judge Parmalee had returned from visiting libraries in Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. He said that Andrew Carnegie had agreed to provide $12,500 for erection of a library building in Buffalo, if the County would furnish the site and $1,250 a year for maintenance. Citizens of Johnson County agreed, and a portion of the Courthouse grounds was donated by the County Commissioners upon which to build the library." ~ Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office website

The building is now used by the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, a history museum on local Buffalo history.
Address of Library Building:
90 N. Main
Buffalo, Wyoming United States

Current Use of Building: Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

Year Built (optional): 1909

Website about building: [Web Link]

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