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Palestine Public Library Grand Opening

Date: July 26, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM

In 1912, the City of Palestine was granted Carnegie funds in the amount of $15,000 and began construction on the beautiful building located at 502 N. Queen St. in downtown Palestine. The structure itself remained relatively unchanged since its completion in 1914 and became a Registered Texas Historical Landmark in 1970. After 71 years, the public library outgrew the space and relocated in 1986. The building then served as City and non-profit offices, event space, Chamber of Commerce offices, and a railroad museum. It is one of 12 remaining Carnegie Library buildings in the state of Texas.

The Palestine Public Library is now coming back home. After major renovations to the building to bring it into ADA compliance, including a modern elevator, and to maximize usable room while maintaining the historical integrity of the building, the Palestine Public Library will once again occupy the Carnegie Building at 502 N Queen St.

The Grand Opening of the historical building as a modern library will be an historical event you won't want to miss.

Interior of the Carnegie in 1970
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Interior of the Carnegie in 1970
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