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El Campo Art Center (El Campo Library)

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El Campo Library
1940, Hedrick and Lindsley. 201 W. Monserrate St.

A symbol of El Campo's progressiveness at the turn of the twentieth century was its public library, founded in 1902, the first in Wharton County. The county built this economical one-story former library building as its first purpose-built home. A protruding frame of fossilized Texas limestone encircling the central entrance bay identifies the diminutive buff brick–faced building as a public building of the Great Depression era.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "El Campo Art Center (El Campo Library)", [El Campo, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 458-458.

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