Ellensburg Carnegie Public Library I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Published by Patton Post Card Co., Salem, Oregon., “Ellensburg Carnegie Public Library I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed September 2, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8383.

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Title

Ellensburg Carnegie Public Library I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Ellensburg (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic; Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Public Library (Ellensburg, Wash.); Public buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Library buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg

Description

Katherine Murray sold the lots on North Ruby Street to the City of Ellensburg for $1.00 in 1907. Her stipulation was that there must always be a public library at this location or the property would revert to her heirs. After obtaining a $10,000 rant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation for construction of a library, the Ellensburg Carnegie Public Library was completed in late 1909. The library located at 209 N. Ruby Street was opened on January 20, 1910 with Mrs. John B. Davidson as the first librarian. The large building on the right was the Lloyd's Opera House on the corner of Pine and Third. The Wipple family's Large home on left sat next to the library until the early 1980s. The young woman in the photograph was Clara.Postcard titled: "No. 13 Library, Washington." Handwritten note in ink dated Sept. 19, 1913 Seattle, Wash. Written to My Dear Sister from Your Loving Sister Tine.

Creator

Published by Patton Post Card Co., Salem, Oregon.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1912.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

Original sepia toned photograph postcard and 8" x 10" b/w enlarged copy of original photograph postcard.

Identifier

BLD-081