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 Lewis B. Cooper, Jr

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Lewis B. Cooper, Jr

  • Birth 3 Jul 1921
  • Death 9 Aug 1975 Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 30202538

Cooper Memorial Library - The History:

The Lee County Public Library was established as a Work Progress Administration (WPA) on August 14, 1940. Opelika Public Library was one of ten branch libraries established at the time with the Lee County Public Library being headquarters for the County Library System. The Opelika Library was first located in the Old Hollingsworth and Norman clothing store upstairs on 8th Street. In 1942, the library relocated to occupy larger space on Avenue A. The Library remained at this location until 1952, after the completion of the municipal building. When the municipal building was renovated, the library moved to the Montgomery Fair building during this process. On May 10, 1976 the library moved into its current building located on South 6th Street (Lewis Cooper Jr. Library and Arts Center). This was a major undertaking of the city to provide a new library and arts center for the citizens of Lee County. Lewis Cooper Jr., President of City Commissioners (Mayor) was determined to provide the citizens of Opelika with a library to meet their needs for years to come.


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  • Maintained by: Anthony Cooper
  • Originally Created by: J. G. Ivey
  • Added: 30 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30202538
  • Anthony Cooper
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis B. Cooper, Jr (3 Jul 1921–9 Aug 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30202538, citing Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Anthony Cooper (contributor 47319713) .