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James Buchanan Duke Library

 
 
James Buchanan Duke Library Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
1. James Buchanan Duke Library Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1956 Renovated 2004
In Memory of
James Buchanan Duke
1856-1925
Philanthropist, Master Builder, Creator of the Duke Endowment, and Benefactor of Humankind
This library is named in honor of Mr. Duke in grateful recognition of his generous support of Furman University.
"Education, When Conducted Along Sane and Practical, as Opposed to Dogmatic and Theoretical, Lines, is, Next to Religion, the Greatest Civilizing Influence."

 
Location. 34° 55.467′ N, 82° 26.317′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Click for map. Marker is located on the east side of the library, on the campus of Furman University. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard W. Riley Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles H. Townes Center for Science (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell Fountain (about 300 feet away); Marshall E. and Vera Lea Rinker Hall (about 400 feet away); Herman N. Hipp Hall (about 400 feet away); Beatrice Dennis Plyler Fountain
James Buchanan Duke Library Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
2. James Buchanan Duke Library
(about 400 feet away); Jane Fishburne Hipp Plaza (about 500 feet away); John E. Jones Hall (about 500 feet away); The Earle Infirmary (about 500 feet away); Milford Mall (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Buchanan Duke. James Buchanan Duke (December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925) was a U.S. tobacco and electric power industrialist best known for his involvement with Duke University. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The Duke Family and Its Legacy. The Duke Endowment was established on December 11, 1924, when James Buchanan Duke, the North Carolina industrialist and philanthropist, signed the Indenture of Trust creating the private foundation that bears his name. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. James Buchanan Duke Library. The James Buchanan Duke Library serves as the main library for the Furman University community. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. History of the Furman University Libraries. On April 24, 1956, the cornerstone
James Buchanan Duke (1856–1925) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
3. James Buchanan Duke (1856–1925)
of the James Buchanan Duke Library was ceremoniously placed. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Milford Mall from the Porch of the<br>James Buchanan Duke Library Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
4. Milford Mall from the Porch of the
James Buchanan Duke Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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