Fremont Branch Public Library - Seattle, WA
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N 47° 39.006 W 122° 20.907
10T E 548929 N 5277617
A Carnegie Library in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington
Waymark Code: WM18Y4H
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Taken from the sign, "Libray service in Fremont dates back to 1902.
when The Seattle Public Library took over the Fremont
Reading Room Association and provided service to
the community in rented quarters. Library service
was upgraded to branch status in 1903, but residents
were determined to find the library a permanent
home.
In 1917. philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated
$35.000 to build a library in Fremont, but budget
Issues and world war I saved the project.
The site at 731 N. 35' St. cost $10,000, most of
Which was raised by the local business Men's Club
and Fremont residents who held rummage sales,
dances card parties and street cars.
The new. two-level branch, which was designed
by
cit architect Daniel R. Huntington, opened July
77
1971. The historic branch has since been placed
on the National Register of Historic Places and
named a landmark building by Seattle's Landmarks
Preservation Board
Over the years.
the branch was remodeled several
times, including work
1945 that converted to art
or the lower eve to accommodate material to the
Library for the Blind.
In 1998, voters approved the $196.4 million
"Libraries for All FA) bond measure and The Seattle
Public Library Foundation pledged to contribute"
Where was the sign located?: Library

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