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Benjamin Banneker School Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
Benjamin Banneker School Marker
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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