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Lawson McGhee Library

Lawson McGhee Library
Country USA
Type Public
Location 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee
Website Lawson McGhee Library

The Lawson McGhee Library is the main library of Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is located at 500 West Church Avenue in downtown Knoxville.

The library was established in 1885 with a $50,000 donation from Knoxville businessman Charles McClung McGhee, and named for McGhee's daughter, May Lawson McGhee, who had died suddenly in 1883.[1]

The current Lawson McGhee Library building was designed by architect Bruce McCarty.[2]


  1. ^ "Places to Go, People to Remember - Knoxville and its landmarks recall, among others, a young mother who died, a businessman killed in a feud, and a Cabinet member who never came to town." Knoxville News Sentinel. December 29, 2002.
  2. ^ "Noted Knoxville architect Bruce McCarty dies; designed many town, UT landmarks." Knoxville News Sentinel. January 7, 2013.

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