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List of Carnegie libraries in Florida

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Florida provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Florida, where 10 public libraries were built from 10 grants (totaling $198,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 4 institutions (totaling $76,500).

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Carnegie libraries
Library City or town Image Date granted[1] Grant amount[1] Location Notes
1 Bartow Bartow Mar 18, 1911 $8,000 Demolished in 1998
2 Bradenton Bradenton Bradenton FL Carnegie Library01.jpg Feb 3, 1917 $10,000
3 Clearwater Clearwater Mar 16, 1915 $10,000 Demolished c.2000
4 Gainesville Gainesville Mar 31, 1916 $10,000 Demolished in 1954
5 Jacksonville Jacksonville Jax FL Old Free Public Library02.jpg Feb 13, 1902 $55,000
6 Ocala Ocala Ocala-Carnegie.jpg Feb 21, 1907 $10,000 Demolished in 1968
7 Palmetto Palmetto Palmetto FL HD Hist Park Carnegie Lib01.jpg Jan 14, 1914 $10,000
8 St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Pete Mirror Lake Library02.jpg Jul 9, 1913 $17,500
9 Tampa Tampa Tampa Free Public Library01.jpg Dec 30, 1901 $50,000
10 West Tampa West Tampa West Tampa Free Public Library.jpg Jan 2, 1913 $17,500
Academic libraries
Institution Locality Image Year granted Grant amount Location Notes
1 Fessenden Academy Martin Mar 15, 1905 $6,500
2 State Normal and Industrial College for Colored Students, today Florida A&M University Tallahassee CarnegieLibraryTLH.JPG Jul 18, 1905 $10,000 Now houses the Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum. Carnegie built his library at the negro college after the city of Tallahassee refused it, because under Carnegie's rules it would have to have served all (i.e., black) patrons.
3 John B. Stetson University DeLand Stetson Univ - Sampson Hall2.jpg Mar 12, 1906 $40,000 Now Sampson Hall
4 Rollins College Winter Park Jun 22, 1905 $20,000
Carnegie Hall Library at Rollins College

One of the Florida libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie was on the campus of Rollins College in Winter Park. According to Cohen (2006), Carnegie’s “donation of 108 libraries to colleges in the first two decades of the twentieth century assisted 10 percent of the institutions of higher learning in the United States. Carnegie had a preference for colleges and universities that served African-American students, which Rollins College president William Fremont Blackman noted the school did in a letter to Carnegie appealing for a library in 1904:[2]

The fact that it is the only college in the country, North or South, in which the grandchildren of abolitionists and confederate soldiers, in about equal numbers, sit together in the same class-room and play together on the same athletic field, and learn thus to understand, respect and love one another;

Blackman’s request consisted of $35,000 in total: “$20,000 for a fireproof building, $3,000 for books, and $12,000 as an endowment for the continued purchase of books” (Cohen). Blackman received a response from Carnegie’s secretary James Bertram that noted the request was too general for consideration, and that Carnegie would need a profile of the university before consideration. Little progress was made for over a year, when Blackman again wrote to Carnegie, noting the university’s need for a library. Trustees and friends of the university wrote to Carnegie on Blackman’s behalf, including W.W. Cummer, a trustee from Jacksonville who served on the board of the city’s new Carnegie Library. A letter dated 22 June 1905 and written from Carnegie’s home in Scotland brought the welcome news of the offer of a library. Carnegie offered $20,000 for the construction of a library provided that the same amount would be raised for the library’s upkeep. While grateful for Carnegie’s proposal, Blackman was uneasy with its terms because the amount of funding required to match Carnegie’s offer would put a strain on those who had donated to start the college’s endowment fund ($200,000) as well as paid a debt ($30,000). In correspondence to Bertram dated July 11, 1905 Blackman wrote (according to Cohen):

Our college is in the poorest of States, remote from all centers of wealth and population, and our friends have strained themselves to the uttermost, in the effort to raise $230,000 in two years. I am by no means sure that we can meet Mr. Carnegie’s conditions.

In a January 1906 letter Blackman wrote to Carnegie expressing concern about meeting the conditions for the gift, noting that the college had a large debt that took “considerable self-sacrifice on the part of our friends.” That summer, another Florida college, Stetson University, was awarded $40,000 for a library from Carnegie. Upon learning this Blackman again wrote to Carnegie, seeking to amend the original terms of the agreement to match the amount that Stetson was awarded. He was turned down, but a year later was able to notify Carnegie that the school’s trustees had been able to match the $20,000 necessary for the gift to be awarded. Bertram wrote to Blackman to inform him that Carnegie had “authorized his Cashier…to arrange payments on Library Building, as work progresses, to the extent of Twenty Thousand Dollars.” The library, to be named Carnegie Hall, was dedicated on February 18, 1909.

The building had over 8,000 square feet of space, and was the school’s first dedicated library building. It served as so from 1909 until 1951. In addition to its function as a library, Carnegie Hall also served as the school’s post office. Since the library was moved from Carnegie to the newly built Mills Memorial Library, it has also housed a bookstore, admissions office, faculty offices, and human resources.[3]

Carnegie Library at Stetson University

Sampson Hall, Stetson University's Carnegie library was opened in 1908. The Carnegie donation was matched with funds donated by John B. Stetson's wife, Elizabeth S. Stetson, and the library later was named Sampson Library in honor of C.T. Sampson, one of the university's foremost trustees. Of the academic libraries that Carnegie helped to fund, Stetson's Sampson library received funds greatly exceeding those received by others in the state. The funding was given on March 12, 1906. Two years later, the resulting Sampson Library was a gorgeous structure which housed the university's library for fifty-six years before a lack of space led to changes. The structure was designed by Henry John Klutho, the first Floridian Architect to be inducted to the American Institute of Architects, and reflects the neoclassical style many Carnegie libraries adopted. The library's edifice is emblazoned with "Education is Power" in Roman style lettering and all around the building are the names of persons influential to academia, such as Chaucer, Tennyson, and Longfellow.[4] When Sampson Library was relocated to the DuPont-Ball Library in 1964, the entire university- students, faculty, and staff- helped to move the books by hand from one building to the other. Students we asked to give an hour of their time to move the resources, but many worked even longer helping to move the materials whose numbers exceed 100,000. Sampson Hall is still used by Stetson University and is a prominent structure along the palm court at the heart of the university. Today its space is divided into classrooms and faculty offices used by the Art, modern language, and American Studies departments; and also is home to student art studio spaces. It'd place as the library's former home and a building of great architectural importance on campus is still prominent.[5]

Notes
  1. At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. Cohen, D.K. (2000). Andrew Carnegie and Academic Library Philanthropy: The Case of Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. Libraries & Culture, 35(3), 389-408. JSTOR 25548838
  3. Rollins Olin Library. (2012). History of the Rollins Library-Library Buildings. Retrieved from http://www.rollins.edu/library/about/history2.html
  4. https://www.google.com/maps/@29.0346766,-81.302794,3a,75y,176.02h,138.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNqZQBuwrA3qBkslp78_luw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  5. http://www.stetson.edu/other/about/history.php/
References
  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890–1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.

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The Quintilla Geer Bruton Memorial Library is the public library of Plant City, Florida . History Early attempts Plant City had an opportunity in 1917 to get a Carnegie library , but according to Quintilla Geer Bruton, “there was not enough local interest and the opportunity passed”. In 1925, the city sold municipal bonds with the understanding that some of the funds would build a library, but the funding was put to other uses. Library operated by Woman's Club of Plant City At this point, the Woman’s Club of Plant City began to make their own plans for a library: “The club plans to develop, from a small start, a library which will eventually be the pride of Plant City.” Bruton noted that “nearly forty years passed before the City…was persuaded to build a library.” The Woman’s Club began operating a library in their club room in 1927 (Oberlin). Bruton wrote that “Mrs. [G. B.] (Veronica) Wells … has been acknowledged as the ‘mother’ of the Plant City Public Library.” Members of the public were allowed to jo



Woodside, Glasgow

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Woodside is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow . It is situated north of the River Clyde , between the River Kelvin and the Forth and Clyde canal. Woodside's has the first and grandest of Glasgow's Carnegie libraries , which were all deftly designed in the Edwardian Baroque style by James Robert Rhind . Joseph Connery, the father of Sean Connery , was born in the district in 1902. Public transport includes Kelvinbridge and St George's Cross Subway stations. Woodside is also home to many small to medium-sized businesses, including Breast Cancer Care and Abbey Business Centres . Gallery Woodside Library St Columba's Church Torridon Court St George's in the Fields (1885-1886) References Baroque libraries in Glasgow - James R. Rhind External links Media related to Woodside, Glasgow at Wikimedia Commons Woodside Community Council Woodside & Firhill - Illustrated Guide Woodside is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow . It is situated north of the River Clyde , between the River Kelvin and the Fo



East Lake High School

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East Lake High School is a grade 9-12 public secondary school located in Tarpon Springs, Florida . In 2014, ground was broken on campus to build the East Lake Middle School Academy of Engineering. It's STEM based curriculum through partnership with Project Lead the Way sees 396 students daily, and many students matriculate to East Lake High School. It is part of the Pinellas County School District. The nine-building complex is one of the most recently constructed high schools in Pinellas County. Built in 1987, it is located on 13 acres (53,000 m ) of land in northern Pinellas County. The school hosts has an award winning Engineering Academy which was founded in 2002, and is supported by Project Lead the Way and the Career Technical Education Foundation (CTEF). The mascot is the Eagle and the team name is the East Lake Eagles. Academics East Lake High School has earned an 'A' grade from the State of Florida since 2010. The school's curriculum includes required courses in English, mathematics, science, social s



William Chase Temple

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William Chase Temple (December 28, 1862 – January 9, 1917) was a coal , citrus , and lumber baron during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was also a part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from baseball 's National League . He also established the Temple Cup , a trophy awarded to the winner of a best-of-seven, post-season Major League Baseball championship series that was conducted for four seasons in the National League, from 1894 to 1897. He became the first sole owner of a professional American football team, in 1898. Business career Temple was born in Starke, Florida . After moving to Delaware, he attended public school in Wilmington, and graduated from Delaware State Normal School in 1879. After graduation, he worked as an employee of Plankinton & Armour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . In June 1880, he worked as a bank clerk for Alexander Mitchell Bank in Milwaukee. By 1883, Chase returned to Florida and became a lumber baron. Between 1885 and 1889, he was a President and General Manager of the Met



Amelia Island

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Amelia Island , in Nassau County, Florida , is the southernmost of the Sea Islands , a chain of barrier islands stretching along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida . It is 13 miles (21 km) long and approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) wide at its widest point. The communities of Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are both located on the island. The island was named for Princess Amelia , daughter of George II of Great Britain , and changed hands between colonial powers a number of times. It is claimed that eight flags have flown over Amelia Island: French, Spanish, British, Patriot, Green Cross, Mexican, Confederate, and United States. The Amelia Island Trail is a part of the East Coast Greenway , a 3,000 mile-long system of trails connecting Maine to Florida. History After the Island of Amelia was taken over by filibusters under the command of French pirate Louis Michel Aury in 1817, he proclaimed the "Republic of Florida" and announced elections. The image shows the document where he



Library makerspace

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A library makerspace is an area and/or service that offers library patrons an opportunity to create intellectual and physical materials using resources such as computers, 3-D printers , audio and video capture and editing tools, and traditional arts and crafts supplies. In the field of library science, makerspaces are classified as a type of library service offered by librarians to patrons . A librarian demonstrates how to make a pinch pot in the University of South Florida's School of Information GA makerspace. Definition In a library makerspace or maker program, patrons of varying ages can work together, alone, or with library staff on creative projects. These spaces often give community members access to tools, technology, and social connections that may not be easily accessible otherwise. The goal of a makerspace is to allow patrons to learn through direct experimentation and from each other. Library makerspaces do not require specified areas; a pre-existing space can be temporarily modified (or "made")



John MacKay Shaw

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John MacKay Shaw (1897–1984) was a business executive, bibliophile, philanthropist, and writer. He was keenly interested in the tradition of poetry in the English language from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. He was especially attentive to its treatment of the theme of childhood. Biography Shaw was born 15 May 1897 at 60 Lumsden Street, dirk Overnewton, in Glasgow’s west end. He was the son of Neil and Catherine Ann (Mackenzie) Shaw. His father’s family was from the Island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides ; his mother's family was from the Isle of Lewis , one of the Outer Hebrides . Shaw was educated at the Willow Bank School in Glasgow. Neil Shaw emigrated to America in 1910, and in April 1911 John Shaw, his mother, and sisters Margaret and Anna followed. The Shaw family settled in Philadelphia. Feeling that he was too advanced for the grade level in which he was placed in the public schools, John Shaw departed from formal schooling and took the initiative in educating himself in various librar



Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (born April 30, 1939, in Miami, Florida ) is an American composer , the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music . Her early works are marked by atonal exploration, but by the late 1980s she had shifted to a post-modernist , neo-romantic style. She has been called "one of America’s most frequently played and genuinely popular living composers." She was a 1994 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame . Biography Zwilich began her studies as a violinist earning a B.M. from Florida State University in 1960. She moved to New York City to play with the American Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski . She later enrolled at Juilliard, eventually (in 1975) becoming the first woman to earn the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in composition. Her teachers included John Boda , Elliott Carter , and Roger Sessions . She first came to prominence when Pierre Boulez programmed her Symposium for Orchestra with the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra in 1975. Some of her work during



National Register of Historic Places listings in Leon County, Florida

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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Leon County, Florida . This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Leon County , Florida , United States . The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map. There are 66 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark . Contents: Counties in Florida   (non-linked contain no National Register listings) Alachua - Baker - Bay - Bradford - Brevard - Broward - Calhoun - Charlotte - Citrus - Clay - Collier - Columbia - DeSoto - Dixie - Duval - Escambia - Flagler - Franklin - Gadsden - Gilchrist - Glades - Gulf - Hamilton - Hardee - Hendry - Hernando - Highlands - Hillsborough - Holmes - Indian River - Jackson - Jefferson - Lafayette - Lake - Lee - Leon - Levy - Liberty - Madison - Manatee - Marion - Martin - Mia



Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History

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The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History is a non-profit organization located in Palm Beach County , Florida. Currently the museum is seeking a permanent location. Since year 2004, the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History has been conducting narrated bus tours of historic Delray Beach, Florida . In October 2011, the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History launched the first culinary tours in Palm Beach County. History The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History was founded in 1999. Its mission is to showcase "lifestyle, cultures, people, places, fashion trends, clothes, architecture, furnishings, decorative arts, interior designs, locomotives and toys, and information about popular uses of artifacts by people/events of various periods of time. From 2003 to 2005 the museum located in the Pineapple Grove Plaza in the City of Delray Beach. In year 2005, the plaza was sold and demolished and the museum was homeless. From 2009 to 2012 the museum was located at the Boynton Beach Mall in the City o



Percy Uris

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Percy Uris (August 19, 1899 – November 20, 1971) was an American real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist who co-founded with his brother Harold Uris , the Uris Buildings Corporation. Biography Uris was born to a Jewish family, the son of Sadie (née Copland) and Harris Uris, an immigrant from Russia and founder of an ornamental ironwork factory. After earning a degree from Columbia University in 1920, Percy joined his brother, Harold, and their father in developing residential real estate. After WWII, the brothers focused on commercial development, with Harold handling the construction and Percy the financial aspects. Claiming to be the largest private developers in New York City, the Uris Brothers primarily used architect Emery Roth . In 1960, they created Uris Buildings Corp. as a real estate investment company. One of the last buildings the brothers built together was the Uris Building housing the Uris Theater . Soon after Percy's death in 1971, Harold sold the corporation to National Kinney Co



Frank L. Bodine

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Bayonne Free Public Library Frank Lee Bodine (April 10, 1874 – after 1930) was an American architect who practiced in Asbury Park , New Jersey and in Orlando , Florida in the first four decades of the twentieth century. Bodine was born April 10, 1874 in Bridgeton, New Jersey . He is the son of Jeremiah Nixon Bodine and Annie Alexander Milliken. J. Nixon Bodine was a prosperous glass manufacturer. Bodine was an 1899 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in architecture. While a student at Penn, he was awarded the T-Square Club prize, in 1897. From offices in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Frank L. Bodine designed a number of passenger depots for the Central Railroad of New Jersey , including Somerville , White House and Westfield . The Somerville depot is especially notable. The 1890 structure is perhaps the most distinctive station in the Raritan Valley, with its large stone arches, variety of dormers and corner turret with bell-shaped roof. In addition to the many early New Jersey railro



National Register of Historic Places listings in Manatee County, Florida

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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Manatee County, Florida . This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Manatee County , Florida , United States . The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map. There are 31 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Contents: Counties in Florida   (non-linked contain no National Register listings) Alachua - Baker - Bay - Bradford - Brevard - Broward - Calhoun - Charlotte - Citrus - Clay - Collier - Columbia - DeSoto - Dixie - Duval - Escambia - Flagler - Franklin - Gadsden - Gilchrist - Glades - Gulf - Hamilton - Hardee - Hendry - Hernando - Highlands - Hillsborough - Holmes - Indian River - Jackson - Jefferson - Lafayette - Lake - Lee - Leon - Levy - Liberty - Madison - Manatee - Marion - Martin - Miami-Dade ( Miami ) - Monroe - Nassau



Farmington Plan

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The Farmington Plan was developed by American research libraries in order to ensure access to research materials and publications regardless of war or other events around the world. The plan created a cooperative acquisitions program for foreign materials by region and subject. Even prior to the Farmington Plan, some institutions had already developed their own foreign acquisitions and preservation programs, including the University of Florida , which preserved Caribbean materials and was only added later as partner in the Farmington Plan. The Farmington Plan was directed from a central office located at the Harvard College Library . This central office was responsible for financial coordination as well as maintaining and collating annual records regarding the plan. The office was initially supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and later by the Harvard College Library. Materials were selected and purchased by Farmington Plan Agents in foreign countries, classified, and shipped to participant libra



Alameda Museum

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The Alameda Museum is a history museum about the history and culture of Alameda, California . It is located in Alameda, California , in the United States . The museum includes exhibitions about old dioramas , model ships and toys, Native American culture, the Alameda fire department , Neptune Beach and Phyllis Diller . The museum also features rotating exhibitions and partners frequently with children to create exhibits. History The museum opened in 1951 in the basement the Carnegie Library . In 1971, after thirty years of not paying rent, the museum moved to Alameda High School so the Alameda Historical Society library could have more space. There, they paid $150 a month to assist with utilities. The museum lost its lease in 1981 and moved to its current location on Alameda Avenue. The museum is currently funded by the county government. In 2014, the museum hosted Diller Day, which celebrated the life and work of Phyllis Diller . The museum has a permanent exhibition about the comedian. References Northern



Effie Louise Power

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Effie Louise Power (February 12, 1873 – October 8, 1969) was a children's librarian, educator, author, and storyteller. She encouraged children's book production and evaluated children's literature. Power “directly influenced the development of services to children in three major U.S. cities: Cleveland , St. Louis , and Pittsburgh .” Power also traveled across the country lecturing students and librarians on children and youth library services. She worked to build a network of children's librarians across the country who supported each other and established high standards for all in the profession. Early life and education Power was born in Conneautville, Pennsylvania in the United States to mother Francis Billing and father William Ellis Power. Power never married or had children. After graduating from high school, William Howard Brett, a Power family neighbor, jump-started Power's career by encouraging her to write the entrance exam for the Cleveland Public Library (CPL). Shortly thereafter, Power be



Paul J. Pelz

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Paul Johannes Pelz (18 November 1841 – 30 March 1918) was a German-American architect, best known as the main architect of the Library of Congress in Washington DC . Life and career Paul J. Pelz was born November 18, 1841 in Seitendorf (now Poniatów), Waldenburg , Silesia , now part of Poland . His father, Eduard Pelz, was elected as a representative of Silesia to the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848. Subsequent political repression led him to emigrate to the U.S. in 1851 while the rest of the family temporarily stayed in Breslau , where Paul studied at the colleges of St. Elizabeth and Holy Spirit. In 1858, Paul Pelz joined his father in New York City and served there as apprentice to architect Detlef Lienau . In 1864, he was employed as chief draftsman by Jewish architect Henry Fernbach, best known for his later design of New York's Central Synagogue . In 1866, Pelz became a member of the American Institute of Architects . In 1867 he moved to Washington DC and was engaged as a civil engineer for the United Stat



West Tampa

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West Tampa is one of the oldest neighborhoods within the city limits of Tampa , Florida , United States. It was an independently incorporated city from 1895 until 1925, when it was annexed by Tampa. One of two oldest known photos of West Tampa, circa. 1895 West Tampa is located west of the Hillsborough River approximately 1 mile from downtown . As of the 2000 census , the district had a population of 22,008. It has consistently been home to one of the highest concentration of Latinos in the city since its founding in 1892. History Establishment and early history West Tampa was founded in 1892 by Scottish immigrant and local attorney Hugh Macfarlane, who bought 200 acres of forested land with the intention of starting a new development by luring some of the cigar factories and cigar workers from Ybor City , a very successful new immigrant community on the northeast side of Tampa. Initially, West Tampa's growth was stunted by transportation problems. The first cigar factory built in the area was forced to close



Architecture of Jacksonville

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The architecture of Jacksonville is notably marked by the city's early predominant position as Florida's financial and insurance center. Numerous buildings in the city have held state height records, dating as far back as 1902, and last holding the record from 1974 to 1981. It is important to note that few structures in the city center predate the Great Fire of 1901 . Contributing heavily during the reconstruction period following the Great Fire of 1901, a young New York architect named Henry John Klutho would come to influence generations of local designers. Klutho's works exhibit elements influenced by both the Chicago School , championed by Louis Sullivan , and the Prairie School of architecture, popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright . As a result, Jacksonville has one of the largest collections of Prairie Style buildings outside the Midwest. By the 1950s, modernist design principles would permeate throughout the United States, transforming the rapidly growing State of Florida. During this period, local arc



National Register of Historic Places listings in Marion County, Kansas

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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Marion County, Kansas . This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Marion County , Kansas , United States . The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map. There are 29 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Current listings Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description 1 1927 Hillsboro Water Tower Upload image October 6, 2011 ( #11000727 ) Lots 10 & 11, Block 2, Hill's 2nd Addition 38°21′15″N 97°12′25″W  /  38.354167°N 97.206944°W Hillsboro 2 Amelia Park Bridge Upload image January 21, 2004 ( #03001467 ) 0.5 miles west of U.S. Route 77 on 260th Street (approximate 1 mile north-east of Antelope) 38°26′47″N 96°57′58″W  /  38.446389°N 96.966111°W Antelope 3 Bethel School Upload image December 17, 19



Hannah Tompkins (artist)

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Hannah Tompkins (January 17, 1920 - October 25, 1995) was an American artist primarily known for her large body of artwork based on the writings of William Shakespeare . A catalog listing of her Shakespeare themed oil paintings appears in Shakespeare in American Painting : A Catalogue from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present by Richard Studing. She began painting in earnest in the mid-1960s while teaching art at Ramapo Community College, Rockland County, New York. In 1979 she opened the Shambles Gallery in Santa Cruz, California and in 1984 opened the Shakespeare Art Museum in Ashland, Oregon. Background Born in the Williamsburg slum in Brooklyn , New York to Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants, third youngest of eight children, Tompkins found her love of Shakespeare as an adolescent while residing in various foster homes after being placed as a baby in the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum . In 1937 she graduated Girls Commercial High School in NYC with an Art Diploma. She became active in the progressiv



Soon Hee Newbold

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Soon Hee Newbold is an award-winning American composer , conductor , musician , and actress . Early life Newbold was adopted as an infant and grew up in Frederick, Maryland with two sisters. She began playing piano at age five and violin at age seven winning prestigious competitions and performing as a concert artist at an early age. As a soloist and in professional orchestras throughout the world, Newbold appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall , The Kennedy Center , Wolf Trap , Disney World , Aspen Music Festival and School , and Tanglewood and in many countries throughout the world. Newbold attended Frederick High School where her interests included science, languages, and drama. She studied German, French, and Russian and completed an internship in AIDS and Cancer research at the National Institutes of Health in Fort Detrick , Maryland under Dr. David Derse . Newbold received her Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University where she concentrated on film scoring, orchestration, and audio prod



Henry Shoemaker Conard

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Henry Shoemaker Conard (1874 - 1971) was a leading authority on bryophytes and water lilies , as well as an early advocate of environmental preservation. From 1906 to 1955, Professor Conard worked at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa . In 1954, he became the first to receive the Eminent Ecologist Award from the Ecological Society of America , an award that has continued annually ever since. In 1969, Grinnell acquired a 365-acre (1.48 km ) plot of cropland and established the Conard Environmental Research Area , in recognition of the legacy of the longtime professor. Early years Conard was born September 12, 1874 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , to Thomas Pennington Conard and Rebecca Savery Baldwin Conard. He attended Friends' Select School in Philadelphia from 1881 to 1888. He entered Westtown Friends' Boarding School in Westtown, Pennsylvania in 1889 and graduated as valedictorian in 1892. He then enrolled at Haverford College , where he earned a B.S. in 1895 and an M.A. in 1895. While at Haverford, he wa



Charles Turner (musician)

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Charles Turner (Charles Henry Turner, May 26, 1936 – May 19, 2006) was an American jazz trumpeter . Turner performed with Frank Sinatra for eight years, Ella Fitzgerald , Jimmy Dorsey , Ralph Flanagan , Harry James , Charlie Spivak , Count Basie and many other great musicians of the 20th century. Charles Turner was one of America’s greatest lead jazz trumpeters. In a career spanning over thirty years, he played lead trumpet for some of the best jazz bands, Las Vegas show bands, and Los Angeles studio Orchestras. Biography Charles Henry Turner was born to Charles Rodgers Turner and Norma (Durrance) Turner in 1936. Growing up in rural Bunnell, Florida as an only child, Charlie showed exceptional talent at an early age. After picking up the trumpet at 10 years of age he progressed rapidly as he played in junior high and high school bands. During his Bunnell High School years he also began to visit Florida State University, and played in FSU’s Summer Band Camp Program until he graduated from Bunnell High in 1953.



Helen Muir (reporter)

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Helen Muir (1911–2006) was an American reporter and author. Her full name was Helen Teresa Eucharia Flaherty Lennehan Muir. Her career included writing and editing for newspapers and magazines, primarily in Miami , and she published four books focused on Miami's history. She was also known for her advocacy of libraries. She was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 1984. Family history Muir was born February 9, 1911 at 110 Downing Street, in Yonkers, New York . She was named after her mother, Helen Teresa Flaherty. Her maternal great-grandfather, Geoffrey O'Flaherty of Waterford, and great-grandmother Katherine Fitzgerald of County Clare, had left Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine . The family stopped using the "O" and was later known as "Flaherty." Her father, Emmet Aloysius Lennehan, was the child of Margaret "Maggie" McGann and Timothy Lennehan, who taught philosophy in Dublin, before coming to the United States. Her paternal great-grandfather, Phillip McGann, fought for the Union in t



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