You are here

Kilgore Public Library

-A A +A
1939, George Marble. 301 N. Henderson Blvd.

The library stands in stark contrast to the pervasive 1930s Great Depression–era modernistic character of much of the city’s institutional and commercial buildings. A stimulating French mode is rendered here by Dallas architect Marble as a sprawling Norman cottage complete with an octagonal turret and multiple eave windows with hipped dormers. The library was built as a joint project of two federal agencies: the PWA, which contributed funding, and the WPA, which provided labor. The library has a highly visible location on the southern corner of City Park.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Kilgore Public Library", [Kilgore, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 76-77.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.