Goshen's Carnegie Library

Goshen's Carnegie Library (HMLUI)

Location: Goshen, IN 46528 Elkhart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 35.1', W 85° 49.9'

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Indiana's first Carnegie library opened here 1903 with 3, 000 volumes. Goshen Library Association received $25, 000 in Carnegie grants 1901. Public donations, land purchase, and tax levy met Carnegie grant conditions. Architects Patton & Miller, Chicago, designed Beaux-Arts style structure. Library moved 1968; commercial and nonprofit uses followed.

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Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1983. Renovated building reopened 2001housing city offices. Original features of decorative marble, fireplaces, and domed rotunda retained. 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 Number20.2003.1
Year Placed2003
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, City of Goshen, Elkhart County Historical Soc., Goshen Historical Soc., and Friends of the Goshen Public Library
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 597385 N 4604359
Decimal Degrees41.58500000, -85.83166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.1', W 85° 49.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 6.00" N, 85° 49' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212 E Washington St, Goshen IN 46528, US
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