Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
James Buchanan Duke Library
In Memory of
James Buchanan Duke
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."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 34° 55.467′ N, 82° 26.317′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is located on the east side of the library, on the campus of Furman University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Marshall E. and Vera Lea Rinker Hall (about 400 feet away); Herman N. Hipp Hall (about 400 feet away); Beatrice Dennis Plyler Fountain (about 400 feet away); Jane Fishburne Hipp Plaza (about 500 feet away); John E. Johns Hall (about 500 feet away); The Earle Infirmary (about 500 feet away); Milford Mall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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. Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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