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Property Name Mauney, Jacob S., Memorial Library and Teacher's Home
Reference Number 14001049
State NC
County Cleveland
Town Kings Mountain
Street Address 100 S. Piedmont Ave.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/16/2014
Areas of Significance Education, Social History
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The Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Library and Teachers' Home, an imposing Southern Colonial Revival-style building standing at 100 South Piedmont A venue in Kings Mountain, has been a landmark in the townscape since its construction as the Hord family residence in ca. 1923 and its refitting as a public library and teachers' home in 194 7. Although the building's use as a public library has long been recognized, its critical role as a teacherage in Kings Mountain's educational history, from 1947 to ca. 1962-1963, is less well-known. With sympathetic additions made in 1987-1988 and 1999-2000, the building continues to serve the citizens of Kings Mountain as a public library. Today, the Mauney Memorial Library, as it has long been identified in the community, is one of three public library facilities in Cleveland County and the oldest such building that has enjoyed continuous use as a library surviving in the county. The Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Library and Teachers' Home holds local significance in the areas of social history and education and satisfies National Register Criterion A. The period of significance begins in 194 7, with the gift of the property to the city of Kings Mountain as a memorial to Jacob Simri and Margaret Juletta Rudisill Mauney by their children, and extends to 1964. The period of significance, ending in 1964 and honoring the fifty-year criterion, comprises the years in which the library gained important stature as a public institution and the entire period, from 1947 to ca. 1962- 1963, when the building functioned as a teacherage for the Kings Mountain school system.

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