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LIBRARY PARK. Located along Bluff Street just south of West 11th, the park was purchased in two parcels--one in 1915 and the second in 1916. Containing about 1/3 of an acre, the land was located directly across Bluff Street from the library. In 1933 it had been improved with the planting of trees and shrubbery. (1)

In 1952 there was no sufficient money in the parking lot fund to consider buying property. City Manager Laverne Schilz, however, admitted that there was interest in both the city and on the library board for developing Library Park for a parking area. It would first need to be surveyed. (2)



1. "Eagle Point and Grandview Tourist Parks Attract Many Visitors From Other States," Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, August 6, 1933, p. 23

2. No Plans for New Parking Lots, City Eyes 'Library Park," Telegraph-Herald, February 24, 1952, p. 17