Lewis Library - Glasgow, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SecurB
N 39° 13.568 W 092° 50.649
15S E 513452 N 4341882
Quick Description: Historic library in Glasgow, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2010 7:43:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM8N89
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
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 Glasgow Public Library - Glascow, Missouri - posted by SecurB

Long Description:

The LEWIS LIBRARY BUILDING is the oldest building used continuously as a library in Missouri. Built in 1866 and endowed by Colonel Benjamin W. Lewis, Sr.,  it is a two-story brick structure enclosed by a cast-iron fence with double gates. Curved cast-iron stairways lead to the two reading rooms and library on the second floor. In the library room, furnished with the original shelves, desks, and chairs, is a portrait of Colonel Lewis by A. J. Conant,  St. Louis artist. - Missouri: Guide to "Show Me" State, Tour 1, pg. 352.

The library continues to function as the Glasgow Public Library.  The building is well maintained. 

Book: Missouri

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 352

Year Originally Published: 1941

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