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Bellefontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Clarence L Knowlton Library

Replacement for the Old Carnegie Building

 

A Memorial to a Local Builder

 
Clarence L Knowlton Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 14, 2015
1. Clarence L Knowlton Library Marker
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Inscription. Clarence L. Knowlton and Vertura Mae Knowlton came to Bellefontaine in 1917 when Clarence L. Knowlton had contracted to build the first phase of the Mary Rutan Hospital. During this time Clarence and Vertura Knowlton liked the people of Bellefontaine, Logan County and the vicinity and made Bellefontaine their permanent home at that time. Through the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, contributions were made so the new Logan County District Library would become a reality for Bellefontaine and Logan County. The Knowlton Library is in honor of Clarence L. Knowlton and Vertura Mae Knowlton.
 
Erected 1993 by Austin E. Knowlton Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 21.81′ N, 83° 45.539′ W. Marker is in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street (U.S. 68). Click for map. Marker is near the south entrance of the library. The library is just north of the intersection of US 68 and St Rts 47 and 540. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 North Main, Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bellefontaine World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mills Brothers (about
Clarence L Knowlton Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 14, 2015
2. Clarence L Knowlton Library Marker
full view of marker in place
800 feet away); The Honorable William Lawrence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Jacket Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Portland Cement Concrete Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); William H. West (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Memorial Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Logan County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellefontaine.
 
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Clarence L Knowlton Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 14, 2015
3. Clarence L Knowlton Library Marker
marker can be seen at a distance, notice the gilded inscription just below the eves
Clarence L Knowlton Library image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 14, 2015
4. Clarence L Knowlton Library
elevation from Main Street. again the gilt letters at the eves
Clarence L Knowlton Library image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 14, 2015
5. Clarence L Knowlton Library
date stone, set in the south wall
Old Logan County Library image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 17, 2011
6. Old Logan County Library
the old Carnegie building, just 1/2 block south of the "new" Knowlton Library. This structure is now being used as the Probate Court. The Bellefontaine World War I monument is on the front lawn.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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