Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
Thomas Hughes Public Library, Central Avenue (State Route 52), Rugby, Morgan County, TN

Thomas Hughes Public Library, Central Avenue (State Route 52), Rugby, Morgan County, TN

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall463x640
  • save_altMedium741x1024
  • save_altLarge1158x1600
  • save_altOriginal2779x3840
  • photo_size_select_largeUpscale 2x5558x7680


Significance: Rugby, an English colony in Tennessee founded in 1880, was the idealistic conception of the influential and popular English education, Thomas Hughes. The public library, named for him, which opened in 1882, was a central building in the community. It was designed by Cornelius Onderdonk, who came from England with the first group of settlers. Not only is the building well preserved, but it still contains the original furnishings and the entire collection of over 7000 volumes, all published before 1899.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-45
Survey number: HABS TN-200



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator




Library of Congress

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted.

Explorecentral avenue


Explorethomas hughes public library

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive,, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress,

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020