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

Warren's Carnegie Library

 
 
Warren's Carnegie Library Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 24, 2011
1. Warren's Carnegie Library Marker - Side A
Inscription.  
Side A
A Warren Public Library Board was organized in June 1916 after a public fundraising campaign to buy books and periodicals. In 1917, a grant of $10,000 from the Carnegie Corporation was confirmed to support construction of a free public library. Library Board selected Samuel Craig as supervising architect 1917. building is Neoclassical in design.

Side B
Supply and transportation problems as a result of World War I halted construction temporarily. Warren Free Public Library was dedicated June 5, 1920 with over 1,500 books. Improvements completed in 1990s. One of the 1,679 libraries built in the U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state.
 
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Library Gift Fund, and Friends of the Library. (Marker Number 35.2007.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work. In addition,

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it is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1916.
 
Location. 40° 41.004′ N, 85° 25.543′ W. Marker is in Warren, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and N Main Street on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warren IN 46792, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Banquo High School (approx. 10.2 miles away); Indian Mill Stone (approx. 10.7 miles away); Thomas Mill Water Turbine (approx. 10.7 miles away); Original Site of Markle Masonic Lodge No. 453 (approx. 10.8 miles away); Scotton Grist Mill (approx. 10.8 miles away); Markle World War II Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away); Markle Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away); Original Site Markle Public School (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Video - Biography of Andrew Carnegie (Courtesy - YouTube):. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Warren's Carnegie Library Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 24, 2011
2. Warren's Carnegie Library Marker - Side B
Warren's Carnegie Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, April 24, 2011
3. Warren's Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2011, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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