Monroe County's Carnegie Library

Monroe County's Carnegie Library (HMW40)

Location: Bloomington, IN 47408 Monroe County
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N 39° 10.049', W 86° 31.924'

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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 at southeast corner in 1955. Library moved to new building nearby 1970.

Side B
One of 1,679 Carnegie libraries built in U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state. Building listed in National Register of Historic Places 1978. Monroe County Historical Society and Museum refurbished and occupied building 1980.

HM NumberHMW40
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series.
Marker Number53.2007.1
Year Placed2007
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Monroe County Public Library Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 540423 N 4335466
Decimal Degrees39.16748333, -86.53206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.049', W 86° 31.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 2.94" N, 86° 31' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)812, 317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 E 6th St, Bloomington IN 47408, US
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