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Danville's Carnegie LibraryDanville's Carnegie Library

Location: 101 S. Indiana Street, Danville. (Hendricks County, Indiana)

Installed: 2001 Indiana Historical Bureau and Danville Junior History Club sponsored by Danville Public Library

ID# : 32.2001.1

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Side one:

At May 1902 meeting newly-formed Library Board authorized lot purchase and tax levy to support a public library as required by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for funding. Designed by S. C. Dark of Indianapolis in Classical Revival Style; built 1902-1903; dedicated 1903 as Danville Public Library with approximately 1, 000 volumes.

Side two:

Library has played major role in community's educational and cultural development. Additions built 1979 and 1999, doubling original space. Currently houses Danville Center Township Public Library. One of 1, 679 libraries built in U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state.

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