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The Carnegie History Center (Carnegie Public Library)

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1904, Patton and Miller; 1936 addition, Shirley Simons. 125 S. College Ave.

The former Carnegie Library is an Italianate, two-story brick building, which, unlike typical Carnegie libraries, lacks classical motifs other than an oversized split pediment on brackets over the front door. A 1936 expansion to the west doubled its size. The building has accommodated the Smith County Historical Society and museum since 1982.

Across the street at 124 S. College, the Jenkins-Harvey Super Service Station and Garage (1929, James P. Baugh), is a typical urban station design with a second floor for offices extending over the corner gas pumps and drive-through area.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "The Carnegie History Center (Carnegie Public Library)", [Tyler, 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, 63-63.

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