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

Monroe County's Carnegie Library

 
 
Monroe County's Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cory Burger, September 28, 2011
1. Monroe County's Carnegie Library Marker
Inscription.  
Side A
County's only Carnegie Library dedicated in 1918 as Bloomington Public Library with 6,439 volumes; built with local support and $31,000 from Carnegie Corporation. Replaced Colored School, at this site circa 1874-1915. Addition built at southeast corner in 1955. Library moved to new building nearby 1970.

Side B
One of 1,679 Carnegie libraries built in U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state. Building listed in National Register of Historic Places 1978. Monroe County Historical Society and Museum refurbished and occupied building 1980.
 
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Monroe County Public Library Foundation. (Marker Number 53.2007.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work. 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 1918.
 
Location. 39° 10.049′ N, 86° 

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31.924′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Indiana, in Monroe County. Marker is on Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomington IN 47408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Colored School (a few steps from this marker); Susan B. Anthony Speech (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe County / Bloomington World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); G.A.R. Soldiers of All Wars Memorial (about 600 feet away); Civil War Memorial Cannon (about 600 feet away); The Johnson McCullough Building (about 600 feet away); Monroe County W.W. II Honor Roll (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
More about this marker. Located on the lawn of the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
Also see . . .  Video - Biography of Andrew Carnegie (Courtesy - YouTube):. (Submitted on February 6, 2013.)
 
Monroe County's Carnegie Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cory Burger, September 28, 2011
2. Monroe County's Carnegie Library Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Cory Burger of Bloomington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Cory Burger of Bloomington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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