Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library (HM1YY0)

Location: Pendleton, IN 46064 Madison County
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N 40° 0.081', W 85° 44.426'

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Town of Pendleton

Side A
Pendleton's first Library Association was formed in 1877. Subscribers paid $5 each for one of 200 association shares.
In 1906, 18 community residents formed the Independent Social Club. Each read a book, they brought it to a meeting. Members exchanged books until everyone had read them all. The library grew to 150 volumes, which were loaned to non-members at five cents a week. The library was located in Tanke's Drug Store.
Mrs. Sarah Skillen Cook and her fellow club members saw the possibility of building a library and approached Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Foundation, which agreed to give $8,000 if the town would guarantee $800 per year for upkeep. Thomas M. Hardy, Sr. donated land for the library. A tax was levied to provide the local match.
Side B
The Pendleton and Fall Creek Public Township Public Library was dedicated on March 1, 1912. The Major Henry G.A.R. Post donated 84 volumes of war history. The Saturday Club gave 110 volumes. Churches, clubs, other organizations, and individuals donated liberally.
Margaret Wade of the Anderson Public Library organized the Pendleton Library and served as its first librarian until 1913 when Evangeline Lewis was appointed librarian with her sister Maude Lewis assistant librarian. Financial donations from individuals, clubs, and
organizations helped the library grow and add to its collections. The building served as Pendleton's library until 1991. On May 15, 2005, it was rededicated as Carnegie Learning Center, an alternative school.
HM NumberHM1YY0
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series
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Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 607515 N 4428666
Decimal Degrees40.00135000, -85.74043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.081', W 85° 44.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 4.86" N, 85° 44' 25.56" W
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Area Code(s)765, 317
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 441-499 E High St, Pendleton IN 46064, US
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