Originally built as Beaumont's First Baptist Church, the building was purchased by Captain W.C. Tyrrell and donated to the City for use as a library in the 1920's. It is an excellent example of the style of Henry Hobson Richardson's Romanesque Revival architecture. In 1990, the City of Beaumont and the Tyrrell Historical Library Association restored the structure. The combination of a contemporary library and historic church is beautifully illustrated in this building. The stained glass windows, the dome ceiling and the subtle paint scheme create a quiet ambience in this historic site that is now home to a research library with collections devoted to the study of Texas as well as genealogy.
Tyrrell Historical Library
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.