Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall
Side A: Lebanon Library
Andrew Carnegie gave Lebanon $10,000 in 1906 for the construction of a library if the town would provide at least $1,000 a year for its upkeep. Money for the books and furnishings was given by Lebanon's own William E. Harmon. A matching addition to the six-sided Classical Revival-style library was built in 1988.
Side B: Harmon Hall
In 1913 Harmon Hall was built as a recreational facility by Lebanon-born William E. Harmon. It became a YMCA in 1946. It was leased to the Warren County Historical Society in 1961 for its museum. The society bought the hall in 1981 and built an addition. It is now a nationally acclaimed county museum.
Erected by Lebanon Rotary Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries 📚 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 S Broadway, Lebanon OH 45036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christmas Tree Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Plat / The Tharp House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Square / City Hall Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village Ice Cream Parlor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); LCNB Building (about 600 feet away); Broadway Bridge (about 600 feet away); Ferguson House (about 800 feet away); I.O.O.F. Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Also see . . .
1. Warren County Historical Society. (Submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harmon Field, Tryon, North Carolina. One of dozens of playgrounds the philanthropic Harmon funding in 34 states. (Submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Interesting Biography of William Elmer Harmon. (Submitted on November 24, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 194 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.