New Albany in Floyd County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
New Albany's Carnegie Library
New Albany School Board organized a public library on May 8, 1884. This library building, supported with funds from Andrew Carnegie, opened on March 2, 1904 with 11, 125 volumes. Building is Neoclassical style, constructed of brick and limestone. Public Library moved to new building 1969.
Floyd County Museum opened here 1971. Carnegie building included in Downtown Historic District, listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999. 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 2005 by Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, Floyd County Historical Society, and Carnegie Center for Art & History, Inc. (Marker Number 22.2005.3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 17.191′ N, 85° 49.306′ W. Marker was in New Albany, Indiana, in Floyd County. Marker was on East Spring Street west of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Carnegie's Lasting Gifts (a few steps from this marker); A Gateway to Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scribner High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucy Higgs Nichols (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Carnegie ::. A "Herald Films" video tribute to Andrew Carnegie's thoughts, photos, and locations. In his day - the richest man in the world "Gave It Away". (Submitted on September 2, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 21, 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.