About This Library
Thurgood Marshall Branch opened July 23, 1994, replacing Hamilton Park Branch, a one-room facility in the Hamilton Park Fieldhouse, and Auburn Branch, a small storefront.
Thurgood Marshall Branch, which has a reading garden, was named in memory of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
The branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program: “The Legacy,” a relief sculpture by Rene Townsend; “They All Had Something in Common,” a quilt by Venus Blue, and relief paintings by Aki Donald Baker. “A Delicate Balance,” a sculpture by Terrence Karpowicz, resides in the courtyard.