Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library

Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library (HMCCR)

Location: Crawfordsville, IN 47933 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.373', W 86° 54.078'

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First Carnegie Library in Indiana

Side one
In 1897, the Current Events Club, like many women's clubs during this era, helped organize city's public library. Andrew Carnegie donated $25,000 in 1901 for library building construction; city provided land and annual funding. Local architect W. F. Sharpe designed this Renaissance Revival building.

Side two
This was first Carnegie Library opened in Indiana, dedicated July 29, 1902 with 4,500 volumes. Library moved 2005, building opened as Carnegie Museum 2007. One of 1,679 libraries built in U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state.
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series.
Marker Number54.2009.1
Year Placed2009
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Crawfordsville Dist. Public Library, & Friends of the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 508420 N 4432151
Decimal Degrees40.03955000, -86.90130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.373', W 86° 54.078'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 22.38" N, 86° 54' 4.68" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 262-298 S Washington St, Crawfordsville IN 47933, US
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