Mary Willis Library-GHS-157-1
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 44.146 W 082° 44.287
17S E 338983 N 3734215
Quick Description: at 204 East Liberty St., Washington
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 2:09:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM6R9H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
This library was Georgia`s first free (without a subscription fee) public library. Founded in 1888 by Dr. Francis T. Willis in memory of his daughter, it opened in 1889. Willis also created an endowment for the library and donated his personal collection of books. Atlanta architect Edmund Lind designed the building in the Queen Anne style and the central memorial window was made by Tiffany Studios. The library operated as a privately-endowed institution until 1967 when it became part of the regional library system. Annexes were added in 1977 and 1991.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 157-1

Date: 2000.1

Sponsor: The Georgia Historical Society and Friends of Mary Willis Library

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