Potter County Library
Backstory and Context
As the population of Amarillo grew during the early 20th century, residents began to demand more government services including a free library. In 1902, a local young women's club took it upon themselves to get the ball rolling when they opened a library in a house. During the next several years, the library grew and was moved to a number of locations. Eventually the Board of City Development took over the library by 1915. Construction for the new library building finally began in 1921 and was finished a year later. Interestingly, the building had a public lounge facilities in the basement, allowing shoppers and tourists—mainly women and children—to rest during visits to downtown.
"Potter County Library." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed October 21, 2019. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=91640.
Tyson, Lueise. "Potter County Courthouse and Library." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/40973214/content/electronic-records/rg-079/NPS_TX/96000938.pdf.
The Historical Marker Database