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Wilberforce in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Carnegie Library (1907)

 
 
Carnegie Library (1907) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. Carnegie Library (1907) Marker
Inscription.  This neoclassical structure, a combination of Federalism and Great Reunion, was a gift of Andrew Carnegie to Wilberforce University. It was built in 1907 and was remodeled and enlarged in 1938. The building provided general reading, reference, browsing, and reserve rooms, and also served as the Wilberforce Museum. It now houses the administrative offices of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.

This library erected & given to Wilberforce University through the munificent kindness of Mr Andrew Carnegie MDCCCCIV
 
Erected by National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries 📚, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series lists.
 
Location. 39° 43.046′ N, 83° 52.934′ W. Marker is in Wilberforce, Ohio, in Greene County
Carnegie Library Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
2. Carnegie Library Wall Marker
. Marker is on Maplewood Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilberforce OH 45384, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kezia Emery Hall (1913) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wilberforce University Campus at Tawawa Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Robison Delany (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Payne Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. ¼ mile away); Hallie Quinn Brown (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilberforce.
 
Former Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
3. Former Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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