Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Goshen’s Carnegie Library
Indiana's first Carnegie library opened here 1903 with 3, 000 volumes. Goshen Library Association received $25, 000 in Carnegie grants 1901. Public donations, land purchase, and tax levy met Carnegie grant conditions. Architects Patton & Miller, Chicago, designed Beaux-Arts style structure. Library moved 1968; commercial and nonprofit uses followed.
Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1983. Renovated building reopened 2001housing city offices. Original features of decorative marble, fireplaces, and domed rotunda retained. 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 2003 by Indiana Historical Bureau, City of Goshen, Elkhart County Historical Soc., Goshen Historical Soc., and Friends of the Goshen Public Library. (Marker Number 20.2003.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 35.1′ N, 85° 49.9′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of S. 5th Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north Touch for map. To reach the marker travel 1 block east of U.S.33/Ind.15/Main Street on Washington Street to the intersection of Washington and 5th. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 S. 5th Street, Goshen IN 46528, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goshen World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Goshen High School (about 600 feet away); Howard W. Hawks (about 700 feet away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elkhart County Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
Also see . . . Indiana Historical Bureau (IHB). The IHB provides reference notes on the text of this marker. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Additional keywords. Carnegie Library Andrew Carnegie
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
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