Danville in Hendricks County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Danville’s Carnegie Library
At May 1902 meeting newly-formed Library Board authorized lot purchase and tax levy to support a public library as required by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for funding. Designed by S. C. Dark of Indianapolis in Classical Revival Style; built 1902-1903; dedicated 1903 as Danville Public Library with approximately 1,000 volumes.
Library has played major role in community's educational and cultural development. Additions built 1979 and 1999, doubling original space. Currently houses Danville Center Township Public Library. 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 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Danville Junior History Club sponsored by Danville Public Library. (Marker Number 32.2001.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 45.531′ N, 86° 31.366′ W. Marker is in Danville, Indiana, in Hendricks County. Marker is at the intersection of South Indiana Street and East Broadway Street on South Indiana Street. Touch for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hendricks County (Danville, Indiana) War Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Normal College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danville’s Main Street Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Luther Thompson (approx. half a mile away); T.H.I.&E. Interurban Depot Building (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Carnegie. A "Herald Films" video tribute to Andrew Carnegie's thoughts, photos, and locations. In his day - the richest man in the world "Gave It Away". (Submitted on March 11, 2009.)
2. Video - Biography of Andrew Carnegie (Courtesy - YouTube):. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Education • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,397 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.