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Wilberforce in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Carnegie Library (1907)

 
 
Carnegie Library (1907) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. Carnegie Library (1907) Marker
Inscription. This neoclassical structure, a combination of Federalism and Great Reunion, was a gift of Andrew Carnegie to Wilberforce University. It was built in 1907 and was remodeled and enlarged in 1938. The building provided general reading, reference, browsing, and reserve rooms, and also served as the Wilberforce Museum. It now houses the administrative offices of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.

This library erected & given to Wilberforce University through the munificent kindness of Mr Andrew Carnegie MDCCCCIV
 
Erected by National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 39° 43.046′ N, 83° 52.934′ W. Marker is in Wilberforce, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Maplewood Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilberforce OH 45384, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kezia Emery Hall (1913) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wilberforce University Campus at Tawawa Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Central State University
Carnegie Library Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
2. Carnegie Library Wall Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Payne Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hallie Quinn Brown (approx. mile away); Galloway Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilberforce.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationLandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Former Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
3. Former Carnegie Library
 
 
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