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Sullivan in Sullivan County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sullivan Carnegie Library

 
 
Side A - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
1. Side A - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.  Women's Club of Sullivan was instrumental in forming Public Library Board 1902. Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000 after site and required local funding secured December 1903. Cornerstone was laid June 11, 1904; building dedicated January 19, 1905; Sullivan Public Library opened January 30, 1905 with a collection of 1,222 books.

Built of Bedford limestone by architect Paul O. Maratz, its domed tower is an unusual Carnegie feature. Interior restored to original look in 1986, with 2,400 square foot addition in 1995. 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 2008 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Sullivan County Library, and Friends of the Sullivan County Public Library. (Marker Number 77.2008.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 19, 1888.
 
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39° 5.66′ N, 87° 24.688′ W. Marker is in Sullivan, Indiana, in Sullivan County. Marker is on South Crowder Street north of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Crowder Street, Sullivan IN 47882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Global War on Terrorism (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I & World War I I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War & Vietnam War - - Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grave of Jane Todd Crawford (approx. 7˝ miles away); Merom Conference Center (approx. 8.7 miles away); Merom Founded 1817 (approx. 8.8 miles away); Merom Bluff Chautauqua, 1905-1936 (approx. 8.9 miles away); Wea Indian Trail (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivan.
 
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 August 22, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Video - Biography of Andrew Carnegie (Courtesy - YouTube):. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Side B - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
2. Side B - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker
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Long View Side A - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
3. Long View Side A - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker
Long View Side B - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
4. Long View Side B - - Sullivan Carnegie Library Marker
Domed Tower of the Sullivan Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
5. Domed Tower of the Sullivan Carnegie Library
Full View - - Sullivan Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
6. Full View - - Sullivan Carnegie Library
South Entrance - - Sullivan Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
7. South Entrance - - Sullivan Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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