Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Public Library, Clarksburg, West Virginia

[LIB2182] This handsome southern home known as "Waldomore," and the spacious grounds surrounding it, situated in the heart of Clarksburg, were devised to the city in 1930 by Mrs. May Goff Lowndes for use as a public library and museum. The home was built in 1839 by her father, Waldo P. Goff. The name "Waldomore" was given to the property by Mrs. Lowndes in honor of her father and mother. The city's public library was established in 1907 and has been permanently located in Waldomore since 1931. [From the back of the card]

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