Speaker Sam Rayburn and Dallas architect Roscoe Dewitt designed this facility to house Sam Rayburn's archives, books and artifacts. Rayburn served Fannin and surrounding counties for more than 55 years as state legislator and U.S. Congressman, including 17 years as Speaker of the House. The Library, built in 1955-57, reflects the classical revival architecture of federal buildings in Washington, D. C. The steel construction building features a marble facade, cooper roof, and ionic columns supporting an entablature at the main entrance. The building also includes an exact replica of the Speaker's office.
Location: 800 W. Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham
Read more about the Museum and Library.
Photo and postcard courtesy the Fannin County Museum of History