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Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library

First Carnegie Library in Indiana

 
 
Side One - - Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
1. Side One - - Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.
Side one
In 1897, the Current Events Club, like many women’s clubs during this era, helped organize city’s public library. Andrew Carnegie donated $25,000 in 1901 for library building construction; city provided land and annual funding. Local architect W. F. Sharpe designed this Renaissance Revival building.

Side two
This was first Carnegie Library opened in Indiana, dedicated July 29, 1902 with 4,500 volumes. Library moved 2005, building opened as Carnegie Museum 2007. One of 1,679 libraries built in U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state.
 
Erected 2009 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Crawfordsville Dist. Public Library, & Friends of the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. (Marker Number 54.2009.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.373′ N, 86° 54.078′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is on South Washington Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 South Washington Street, Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Side 2 - - Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
2. Side 2 - - Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cradle of Basketball (about 800 feet away); Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lane Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Otto Schlemmer Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Elston Memorial Home (approx. ¼ mile away); The Elston Homestead (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawfordsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Carnegie. Courtesy:: "Herald Films" is a video tribute to Andrew Carnegie's thoughts, photos, and locations. In his day - the richest man in the world "Gave It Away". (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. How the Carnegie Library Became the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. Reconstruction on the Carnegie Library building began in December 2006, two months after the library moved to its new home. (Submitted on February 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. Video - Biography of Andrew Carnegie (Courtesy - YouTube):. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
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North End - - Carnegie Library Building Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
3. North End - - Carnegie Library Building
The old "Carnegie Library Building" is now the "Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County". The Library has built a new building which is located across the street.
"Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County" Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
4. "Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County" Sign
Front Doors (to left) is easy access from off street parking for Museum visitors.
Front View - - Carnegie (Library) Museum Building Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
5. Front View - - Carnegie (Library) Museum Building
View to North - - Carnegie Building Front - Washington Street Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
6. View to North - - Carnegie Building Front - Washington Street
South End - - Carnegie (Library) Museum Building Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
7. South End - - Carnegie (Library) Museum Building
New Crawfordsville Library Building Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
8. New Crawfordsville Library Building
The New Crawfordsville Library Building can be seen (in the photo) across the street from the old Carnegie (Library) Museum building. This high tech library is well worth a visit. Parking for the new library is behind the building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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