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Greenwood in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James T. and Laura Polk Community House

 
 
James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
1. James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker
Inscription. The Community House was erected as a memorial to James T. And Laura Polk by their son and daughter, Ralph Polk and Pearl Polk Dungan. It was dedicated as the center for many varied activities on Feb. 5, 1920. The building has contained the public library, city offices, club rooms, public meeting rooms, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and auditorium-theater and a museum. It has been used for civic, youth, group, school and church activities that have brought culture, education, recreation and entertainment to Greenwood. The Polks, who developed the largest canning factory west of Maryland, are recognized as Greenwood’s greatest benefactors.
 
Erected 1976 by Greenwood Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 36.949′ N, 86° 6.632′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is on Madison Avenue north of West Broadway Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood IN 46142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birthplace of Banking in Greenwood (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Church, School and Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial
Reverse View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
2. Reverse View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); J. T. Polk Canning Co. (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Cabin in Greenwood (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mary Bryan, Pioneer Woman (approx. 3.4 miles away); Proctor Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Southport (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Long View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
3. Long View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker
Wide View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
4. Wide View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker
Full View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
5. Full View - - James T. and Laura Polk Community House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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