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New Catholic Library, New Routine
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TitleNew Catholic Library, New Routine
AbstractPhotos, captions, and article about the demolition in 1967 of the building "originally known as 'Thorny-Croft' and later the location for the Catholic Community Free library" at 301 East Armour Boulevard, replaced by the library's new location at 404 East 26th Street, "housed behind Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church." History of the old demolished structure, "built around the turn of the century" by J. Logan Jones (founder of the Jones Store Company) and later occupied by Bishop Thomas Lillis (starting about 1911), hosting the World War I military leaders from Europe in 1921 (following their dedication of the Liberty Memorial) before being designated a Catholic library by Archbishop Edwin O'Hara in 1948.
NotesThe Catholic Community Free library opened its doors September 24, 1944, in the old home formerly used by Archbishop Edwin V. O'Hara at 301 East Armour boulevard. The library was the culmination of an idea by Archbishop O'Hara to provide a place where there would be a wealth of books embodying the Christian way of life.
DateAugust/27/1967
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Libraries--Special--Catholic Community
Page7A
Local SubjectCatholic Community Library
Special Libraries
Residences
Lillis, Thomas F.
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID118141
CONTENTdm number25955
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