La Porte in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
LaPorte's Carnegie Library
La Porte's first public library was established 1896. La Porte City School Board was awarded $27, 500 Carnegie grant 1916; by 1919 local support had been secured to meet grant requirements. Architect Wilson B. Parker designed the Neo-Classical style structure. Library opened in 1920 with 30, 000 volumes.
Renovation and expansion designed by architect William Koster; building dedicated 1991. Original 1920 section retained. Library has played a major role in community's development. 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 2002 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Friends of the LaPorte County Public Library. (Marker Number 46.2002.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries 📚, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte IN 46350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LaPorte County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rumely Companies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meinrad Rumely (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial Tree LaPorte County (Indiana) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lincoln Highway in La Porte County (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Log Cabin in LaPorte (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Carnegie ::. Courtesy:: "Herald Films" is a video tribute to Andrew Carnegie's thoughts, photos, and locations. In his day - the richest man in the world "Gave It Away". (Submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.