Colored Library Association of Savannah

Colored Library Association of Savannah (HM223K)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America
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N 32° 3.667', W 81° 5.467'

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In 1906, eleven African-American men formed the Colored Library Association of Savannah and established the Library for Colored Citizens. They acquired the original collection from personal libraries and public donations of books and periodicals. In 1913, the Association successfully petitioned the Carnegie Corporation of New York for funds to build a permanent home for the collection. The Carnegie grant program funded construction of thousands of public libraries worldwide. Dedicated in 1914 and completed in 1915, the library was designed by local architect Julian deBruyn Kops and is one of Savannah's few examples of Prairie School architecture. One of only two Carnegie library projects for African Americans in Georgia, this was the home library to James Alan McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning short story writer and essayist and Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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HM NumberHM223K
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Georgia Historic Society and the Live Oak Public Libraries
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491399 N 3547213
Decimal Degrees32.06111667, -81.09111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.667', W 81° 5.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 40.02" N, 81° 5' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 526 E Henry Ln, Savannah GA 31401, US
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