Friday, August 21, 2009

Cossitt Library, Front Street, Memphis, TN


"Cossitt Library is a city-financed public library that is open every day and is available to all residents of Memphis." [From the back of the card]

Cossitt Branch Library began its existence in 1888 as the Cossitt-Goodwyn Institute, the first public library in the fledgling city of Memphis. Located on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the Cossitt Branch serves a growing population in the midst of a downtown renaissance. The original sandstone structure was constructed in 1893, and the current building was added in 1959. [Thanks to]

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