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Wilmington in Clinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wilmington Library

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
1. Wilmington Library Marker
Inscription.  The Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County, one of 111 Carnegie libraries in Ohio, opened its doors to readers on June 30, 1904. A $12,500 gift from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie financed construction of the original 3,360-square-foot building. The community provided the building site, formerly known as Martin Field, and pledged tax funds for the library's ongoing operation and maintenance. Expansions and modernizations have incorporated the original building and preserved its historic architectural style. "A Library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people." - Andrew Carnegie
 
Erected 2016 by Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 9-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.955′ N, 83° 49.671′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Ohio, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Birdsall Street and North South Street (U.S. 68),
Wilmington Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
2. Wilmington Library Marker
full view of marker
on the right when traveling east on East Birdsall Street. marker is on the north side of the Wilmington Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 268 N South St, Wilmington OH 45177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith Place School (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Post No. 49 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clinton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); David Linton (approx. half a mile away); Wilmington College (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Who Sends Thee?" (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Clinton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marble Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Additional keywords. Andrew Carnegie
 
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Wilmington Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
3. Wilmington Library Marker
marker as seen from Birdsall Street, close to South Street
Wilmington Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
4. Wilmington Library Marker
the north facade of the library, from the park across the street
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
5. Wilmington Library Marker
the sculpture behind the marker
Wilmington Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 17, 2019
6. Wilmington Library Marker
plaque at the sculpture
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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