"Leonardtown Library" Leonardtown Off The Beaten Path Tip by grandmaR

Leonardtown Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 24 photos

  Leonardtown Armory (now the library)
by grandmaR

In 1950 Mrs. Mary Patterson Davidson gave Tudor Hall, a historic house located in Leonardtown, to the St. Mary's County government, as a gift, provided that it would specifically be used as a public library. Its intended purpose was to honor the St. Mary's County casualties of World Wars I and II. This saved St. Mary's County from being the only county in Maryland without a public library. The Library got a bookmobile and opened branches in Lexington Park and in Charlotte Hall.

As St. Mary's County grew, the library in Leonardtown outgrew Tudor Hall. In 1984 it moved to the old Armory building, where the National Guard and the Motor Vehicle Administration were once located. Now the top floor is used as a minimum security prison, and there is also a historical archive facility in this building.

Phone: 301-475-2846 ex. 16.
Website: http://www.stmalib.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 14, 2004
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