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Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall

 
 
Lebanon Library Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
1. Lebanon Library Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 39° 25.979′ N, 84° 12.517′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on Broadway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 50 feet south of the intersection of Broadway and Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon OH 45036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christmas Tree Park
Harmon Hall Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
2. Harmon Hall Marker (Side B)
(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.)
 
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Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
3. Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall Marker
Harmon Hall to right of marker.
Lebanon (Carnegie) Library image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
4. Lebanon (Carnegie) Library
Harmon Hall to left.
Lebanon (Carnegie) Library Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
5. Lebanon (Carnegie) Library Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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