Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Awning is UP!

Jeff Davis County Library Terrace Project
The awning is up!
We recently received a note and an update from our friends at the Jeff Davis County Library about their awning project...this project was a grant recipient in the Texas Historical Commission's Heritage Tourism Partnership Grant program, as its purpose was to create a 24 hour public space for residents and tourists alike....a quiet place for folks to enjoy and relax.
From the Friends of Jeff Davis County Library: 

"We are not talking about a field goal on the football field, we are talking about another goal -- the awning over the Library Terrace in Fort Davis. This project has identified some significant historical artifacts and preserved them. It will provide the residents of and visitors to Jeff Davis County a pleasant, welcoming, outdoor seating area and local area historical information in a permanent kiosk, as well as WIFI access 24 hours a day, every day. Please come by and see the progress we have made through your donations.
An early photo of the building showing the awning in use

As the construction phases near completion, additional funding is required to purchase the period-look furniture and planters. Your 100% tax-deductible donation to this project is a perfect, perpetual way to honor your love of libraries and books, your support of education, a wedding or anniversary, the memory of a loved one, a special family occasion, a birthday, or a new graduate. Please send your check to "Friends JDC Library, PO Box 425, Fort Davis, TX 79734," or use your Paypal or credit card online at All donations will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged."
In 1908, Whitaker Keesey and his brother Otis sold their business
to a group of stockholders at which time it became known
as the “Union Trading Company.” It had merchandise
that included ammunition, guns, windmills, coffins, lumber,
and hardware. The Union complex contained a general
store, stable, post office, gentleman’s club with bar,
machine shop and feed store, and had the first electric
company and telephone exchange in this area,
becoming the largest mercantile in the Trans-­‐Pecos and Big Bend.

1 comment:

Elaine Harmon said...

Hi Beth,
Thanks always for including us on your lively blog. The Library Terrace Project here in Fort Davis is really taking shape. We all appreciate your continuing support and invite everyone to take a look at the beautification of our library. Thank you so much!
Elaine Harmon for Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library