The Brumback Library

The Brumback Library (HM811)

Location: Van Wert, OH 45891 Van Wert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 52.177', W 84° 35.079'

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When local banker and businessman John Sanford Brumback left a large bequest to Van Wert County for the purpose of establishing a countywide library in 1897, such institutions did not yet exist, and Ohio had no legal provision for a tax-supported county library system. In response, the Ohio Legislature passed an enabling law in April 1898, marking the beginning of the county library system in the United States. Designed by Toledo architect David L. Stine and built of Bedford limestone in an eclectic Romanesque style, the Brumback Library was dedicated in 1901. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it continues to serve as a center of knowledge for all of Van Wert County.
HM NumberHM811
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number4-81
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Library Enrichment Foundation of the Brumback Library, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 703543 N 4527091
Decimal Degrees40.86961667, -84.58465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 52.177', W 84° 35.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 52' 10.62" N, 84° 35' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 199-251 Lincoln Highway, Van Wert OH 45891, US
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