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This week in history: West Palm Beach library opens

By Michelle Quigley

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On Jan. 26, 1924, the first permanent library building in West Palm Beach opened. It was named Memorial Library to honor those who had died in World War I.

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The precursor to the permanent library buidling, the Free Reading Room, as viewed from City Park, 1912. Once part of the Palm Beach Yacht Club, this building was brought to West Palm Beach via a barge. (Photos courtesy of Michael Dubiner)

See the West Palm Beach Library Web site for more pictures and information about the history of the library.

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Posted in Flashback blog January 25, 2010 at 9:35 am.

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