“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monroe County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Monroe County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Monroe County, IN (29) Brown County, IN (10) Greene County, IN (5) Jackson County, IN (17) Lawrence County, IN (31) Morgan County, IN (11) Owen County, IN (14)  MonroeCounty(29) Monroe County (29)  BrownCounty(10) Brown County (10)  GreeneCounty(5) Greene County (5)  JacksonCounty(17) Jackson County (17)  LawrenceCounty(31) Lawrence County (31)  MorganCounty(11) Morgan County (11)  OwenCounty(14) Owen County (14)
Bloomington is the county seat for Monroe County
Adjacent to Monroe County, Indiana
      Brown County (10)  
      Greene County (5)  
      Jackson County (17)  
      Lawrence County (31)  
      Morgan County (11)  
      Owen County (14)  
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1 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 107 West Kirkwood AvenueFountain Square Mall
Built: 1868 Renovated: 1988 by CFC Inc., a Cook Group company 107 West Kirkwood Avenue This building once housed Whetsell Shoe Store, established in 1884 by Ed WhetsellMap (db m232321) HM
2 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2008.2 — Benjamin Banneker School
(Side One) African-American students went to “Colored School” on 6th Street, circa 1874-1915, under 1869 law. New elementary school for black students opened here December 7, 1915 with 93 students and 3 teachers. Gymnasium . . . Map (db m74170) HM
3 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2020.1 — Black Market Firebombing
In 1968, amidst sweeping political and social activism in the U.S., African American student Clarence “Rollo” Turner led protests against racial discrimination which were met with hostility. That fall, Turner opened the Black Market here, which sold . . . Map (db m232345) HM
4 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Civil War Memorial
March 29, 1909 Presented by the War Dept. To Paul E. Slocum Post No. 85 G.A.R. and by the Post to Monroe Co. In memory of her Soldiers of 1861-1865.Map (db m48388) HM
5 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Civil War Memorial Cannon
March 29, 1909 Presented by the War Dept. To Paul E. Slocum Post No. 85 G.A.R. and by the Post to Monroe Co. In memory of her Soldiers of 1861-1865.Map (db m48594) HM
6 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Collins Living-Learning Center
Collins has been a national leader in residential education centered on self-governance, the arts, and sustainability since 1972. Built as the first university-owned dormitory in 1924, Washington Hall (now Smith, formerly South Hall) housed . . . Map (db m232348) HM
7 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Ernie Pyle
Born near Dana, Ind. Aug 3, 1900 Died on Ie Shima April 18, 1945 Reporter – Editor Columnist – Correspondent A sniper's bullet on Ie Shima ended Ernest Taylor Pyle's reporting of World War II in which he brought home to millions the . . . Map (db m232352) HM WM
8 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — G.A.R. Soldiers of All Wars Memorial
( Dates Carved Around Top ) 1847 • 1861 • 1896 • 1917 ( Left Panel ) Mexican War 1847 ( Rest - Unreadable ) ( Above Front Panel) G. A. R. ( Front Panel ) (Eagle & Crest) G. A. R. L. W. . . . Map (db m48597) WM
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9 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2007.2 — Hoagy Carmichael
(Side One) Born and reared in Bloomington, he is considered one of the most important American songwriters of the twentieth century. Began attending Indiana University 1920; graduated with a law degree 1926. Tried law as career, but . . . Map (db m74169) HM
10 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Inns and Taverns Cater to New Travelers
Inns and taverns were some of Bloomington's earliest businesses. Temperance House was the first hotel, built in 1836 by the Orchard Brothers as a stopping point along their stage coach line which connected Indianapolis and Louisville. The . . . Map (db m232326) HM
11 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2016.1 — Integrating Basketball
Segregation was rampant when African American Bill Garrett led Shelbyville to 1947 state high school basketball title. At the time, an unwritten rule barred blacks from Big Ten basketball. Faburn DeFrantz and Indianapolis black leaders worked with . . . Map (db m232349) HM
12 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Johnson's Creamery
Ward W. and Ellis W. Johnson founded the Johnson Creamery in 1913. Johnson's provided milk, butter, cottage cheese, buttermilk, whipping cream, ice cream and ice. “Today's Milk Today” In the days before refrigeration, it was important for . . . Map (db m232231) HM
13 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2008.1 — Kappa Alpha Psi
(Side One) Excluded from social events at Indiana University, black male students founded and incorporated Kappa Alpha Nu in 1911. One of the earliest black national social fraternities established in the U.S. One goal was to expand to . . . Map (db m74172) HM
14 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Monroe County / Bloomington World War II Memorial — The Spirit of The Fighting Yank —
( Front ) The Spirit of The Fighting Yank Memorial to the Armed Forces of the United States of America World War II ( Obverse ) E. M. Viquesney SC. Co. 1943 — Spencer Ind. Presented by . . . Map (db m48114) WM
15 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2001.1 — Monroe County Courthouse
Side One County formed by Indiana General Assembly and Bloomington selected as county seat 1818. One-story, two-room log cabin built 1818 as first courthouse and school. Second courthouse, built here 1819-1826, was two stories, brick with . . . Map (db m48109) HM
16 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Monroe County W.W. II Honor Roll
1941 ————— 1945 The landscaping on these grounds was done In Memory of those from Monroe County who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War II ( Row One ) Lawrence R. Abram • Roscoe D. . . . Map (db m48590) WM
17 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2007.1 — Monroe County's Carnegie Library
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 . . . Map (db m47673) HM
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18 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Railroads and Industry
The arrival of railroad transportation brought the mechanism for moving large quantities of goods in and out of the city. Early industries sprang up along the tracks and around railroad stations. Illinois Central Freight Depot Originally . . . Map (db m232234) HM
19 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2011.1 — State Seminary of Indiana
Front Congress, asserting that education was necessary for representative government, granted Indiana one township of land to support a seminary as part of its admission to statehood in 1816. In 1820, Governor Jonathan Jennings approved the . . . Map (db m60676) HM
20 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — Susan B. Anthony Speech
In commemoration of Susan B. Anthony's speech at the Walnut Street Presbyterian Church (once located here) November 10-11, 1887. Susan B. Anthony was a champion for women's suffrage and a key advocate for women's rights. Her Bloomington . . . Map (db m232336) HM
21 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — T.C. Steele Campus StudioTo see the Beautiful in nature and in life.
In a pioneering artistic residency, Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926), a renowned Indiana artist, served as honorary professor of painting from 1922 to 1926. In his spacious campus studio, located on the top floor of the University Library (now . . . Map (db m232347) HM
22 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — The Allen BuildingFountain Square Mall
. . . Map (db m232320) HM
23 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — The Buskirk-Hill BuildingFountain Square Mall
Built: 1895 Renovated: 1988 by CFC, Inc., a Cook Group company “The Buskirk-Hill Building” 113-115 West Kirkwood Avenue In 1895, the Knights of Pythias moved into the third floor of this building. At that time, the third floor . . . Map (db m232236) HM
24 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — 53.2005.1 — The Colored School
Side A By 1874, what has been known as the Colored School opened in Center School here at Sixth and Washington Streets to serve African-American elementary students of Bloomington. An 1869 law had mandated education of colored children, with . . . Map (db m47674) HM
25 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — The Johnson McCullough BuildingFountain Square Mall
. . . Map (db m232324) HM
26 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — The Mobley-Buskirk-Hill BuildingFountain Square Mall
Built 1865 Renovated: 1988 by CFC, Inc., a Cook Group company “The Mobley-Buskirk-Hill Building” 117-119 West Kirkwood Avenue The Bloomington City Directory lists this building as the location of the Davis Hardware Company in . . . Map (db m232235) HM
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27 Indiana, Monroe County, Bloomington — The Old Opera HouseFountain Square Mall
Built: 1868 Renovated: 1988 by CFC, Inc., a Cook Group company “The Old Opera House” 103-105 West Kirkwood Avenue This building originally housed a large music hall with 18' ceilings. In 1885, James Whitcomb Riley held poetry . . . Map (db m232323) HM
28 Indiana, Monroe County, Gosport — 53.2000.1 — Ferry Bridge
(Side One) Pennsylvania through truss iron bridge built 1903 by Lafayette Engineering Co.; crosses West Fork of White River, spans 316 feet, and rests on concrete and stone abutments. One of longest single-span iron bridges in Indiana; . . . Map (db m74167) HM
29 Indiana, Monroe County, Stinesville — 53.1996.1 — Stinesville Limestone Industry
In 1827, Richard Gilbert opened a commercial limestone quarry three quarters of a mile south on Jack’s Defeat Creek. Stinesville’s oolitic limestone, desirable as building stone, was used in several Indiana courthouses and Soldiers’ and Sailors’ . . . Map (db m993) HM
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Oct. 3, 2023