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

Danville’s Carnegie Library

 
 
Side one of Danville's Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mbowyer, April 8, 2006
1. Side one of Danville's Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.  (Side one):
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.

(Side two):
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work
Side two of Danville's Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mbowyer, April 8, 2006
2. Side two of Danville's Carnegie Library Marker
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1902.
 
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 at or near this postal address: 101 South Indiana Street, Danville IN 46122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.)
Danville Indiana - Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Danville, Indiana Public Library, circa 1905
3. Danville Indiana - Carnegie Library
Photo of original structure as it was built in 1903.
 
Danville Indiana - Carnegie Library with Additions Complete image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Danville, Indiana Public Library, circa 2007
4. Danville Indiana - Carnegie Library with Additions Complete
"The library has undergone several changes since 1903, but still remains in the original building. In 1979 a $350,000 expansion began, and dedication ceremonies were held on October 12, 1980. On October 9, 1999, dedication ceremonies were held for a second expansion. This $2.5 million renovation and expansion nearly doubled the space of the library."
The marker can be seen at the front of the Library, in the lower right of the photo.
(Source: Danville Public Library)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,529 times since then and 21 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.

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Aug. 16, 2022