List of Carnegie libraries in Indiana

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Indiana provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Indiana, where 164 public libraries were built from 156 grants (totaling $2,508,664) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1918.[1] In addition, academic libraries were built at 2 institutions (totaling $80,000).

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[2]
Grant
amount
[2][3]
Location Notes
1 Akron Akron Akron Carnegie Library Fulton County Indiana.jpg May 13, 1913 $12,500 205 E. Rochester St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
2 Albion Albion Jan 28, 1916 $10,000 Open 1918–1995
3 Alexandria Alexandria Apr 26, 1902 $14,000 117 E. Church St. Opened 1903
4 Anderson Anderson Anderson Center for the Arts.jpg Apr 11, 1902 $50,000 32 W. 10th St. Open 1905–1987, now an art museum
5 Angola Angola Mar 27, 1909 $10,000 322 S. Wayne St.
6 Atlanta Atlanta May 15, 1916 $10,000 100 S. Walnut St.
7 Attica Attica Carnegie library in Attica.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $10,000 305 S. Perry St.
8 Bedford Bedford Bedford Carnegie Library P5250474.jpg Jan 9, 1902 $20,000 1323 K St.
9 Bloomfield Bloomfield Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library.jpg Jul 22, 1908 $12,000 125 S. Franklin St.
10 Bloomington Bloomington Monroe Carnegie Library, Bloomington.jpg Oct 21, 1901 $31,000 200 E. 6th St. Now a museum
11 Bluffton Bluffton Bluffton Carnegie Library Wells County Indiana.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $13,000 223 W. Washington St.

40°44′20″N 85°10′25″W / 40.738929°N 85.173563°W / 40.738929; -85.173563 (Bluffton)

Open 1905–1991, now a county government annex
12 Boonville Boonville Nov 3, 1913 $12,000 121 E. Locust St. Now a police station
13 Boswell Boswell Boswell Carnegie Library P5160214.jpg Nov 30, 1910 $8,000 101 E. Main St.

40°31′07″N 87°22′54″W / 40.518503°N 87.381569°W / 40.518503; -87.381569 (Boswell)

Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
14 Brazil Brazil Library in Brazil, Indiana.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $20,000 204 N. Walnut St.
15 Brook Brook Brook Carnegie Library P5160102.jpg May 21, 1913 $7,000 100 W. Main St.

40°51′57″N 87°21′50″W / 40.865895°N 87.363828°W / 40.865895; -87.363828 (Brook)

Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
16 Brookston Brookston Brookston Carnegie Library P5160243.jpg Sep 29, 1915 $10,000 111 W. 2nd St.

40°36′12″N 86°52′06″W / 40.603437°N 86.868274°W / 40.603437; -86.868274 (Brookston)

Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
17 Brookville Brookville Nov 30, 1910 $10,000 919 Main St.
18 Brownsburg Brownsburg Apr 3, 1912 $12,500 61 N. Green St. Now houses the Chamber of Commerce
19 Butler Butler Butler Carnegie Library P6010042.jpg Dec 8, 1913 $10,000 201 E. Main St. Used by the DeKalb County Historical Society. (May 2011)
20 Carlisle Carlisle Feb 6, 1915 $10,000 Burned down in 1965
21 Carmel Carmel Mar 14, 1913 $11,000 40 E. Main St. Open 1914–1971, now a restaurant
22 Clinton Clinton Feb 25, 1908 $12,500 313 S. 4th St.
23 Coatesville Coatesville Apr 13, 1914 $8,000 Open 1916–1948, destroyed by a tornado
24 Colfax Colfax Colfax Carnegie Library Boone County Indiana P4150099.jpg Sep 29, 1915 $9,000 207 S. Clark St. Still used as the public library. (April 2011)
25 Columbus Columbus Dec 30, 1901 $15,000 Demolished 1970
26 Connersville Connersville Dec 13, 1907 $20,000
27 Converse Converse Converse-Jackson Township Public Library.jpg Nov 9, 1916 $9,000 100 S. Jefferson St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
28 Corydon Corydon Sep 27, 1912 $7,500 117 W. Beaver St. Open 1914–1998
29 Covington Covington Carnegie Library of Covington.jpg Mar 14, 1913 $10,000 622 S. 5th St.
30 Crawfordsville Crawfordsville Library P1270103.JPG Mar 8, 1901 $25,000 222 S. Washington St. Now the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.
31 Crown Point Crown Point Carnegie Library 089.jpg Feb 28, 1906 $12,000 223 S. Main St. Open 1908–1974
32 Culver Culver Culver-Union Township Public Library.jpg Jan 6, 1915 $10,000 107 N. Main St. Opened 1915
33 Danville Danville Carnegie library in Danville, Indiana, front.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $10,000 101 S. Indiana St.
34 Darlington Darlington Carnegie library in Darlington.jpg Feb 6, 1915 $10,000 203 W. Main St.
35 Decatur Decatur Mar 8, 1904 $12,000 122 S. 3rd St. Opened 1906, now county court office
36 Delphi Delphi Delphi Carnegie P6080113.jpg Dec 30, 1904 $10,000 222 E. Main St.
37 Earl Park Earl Park Earl Park Carnegie Library P5160135.jpg Nov 21, 1911 $7,500 102 E. 5th St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
38 East Chicago Baring Avenue Branch East Chicago Jan 13, 1903 $40,000 1008 W. Chicago Ave.
39 East Chicago Indiana Harbor Branch East Chicago Indiana Harbor Public Library.jpg Jan 13, 1903 3605 Grand Ave.
40 Elkhart Elkhart Mar 6, 1901 $35,000 Open 1903–1969, demolished 1970
41 Elwood Elwood Oct 3, 1901 $30,000 124 N. 16th St. Open 1903–1997
42 Evansville East Branch Evansville Jan 6, 1911 $60,000 840 E. Chandler Ave. Opened 1913
43 Evansville West Branch Evansville Jan 6, 1911 2000 W. Franklin St. Opened 1913
44 Evansville Cherry Branch Evansville Jan 6, 1911 515 Cherry St. Colored branch during segregation, open 1914–1955, demolished c.1970
45 Flora Flora Feb 3, 1917 $10,000 109 N. Center St.
46 Fort Branch Fort Branch May 15, 1916 $10,000 107 E. Locust St.
47 Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Mar 14, 1901 $90,000 Demolished 1965
48 Fortville Fortville Mar 31, 1916 $10,000 115 N. Main St. Open 1918–1986, now a church youth center
49 Fowler Fowler Fowler Carnegie Library P5160147.jpg Apr 11, 1906 $7,500 102 N. Van Buren Ave. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
50 Francesville Francesville Francesville - P6170774.jpg Apr 19, 1915 $9,000 201 W. Montgomery St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
51 Frankfort Frankfort Nov 24, 1905 $22,500 208 W. Clinton St.
52 Franklin Franklin Apr 28, 1913 $17,500
53 Garrett Garrett Mar 14, 1913 $10,000 107 W. Houston St.
54 Gary Central Branch Gary Apr 28, 1910 $90,000 Open 1912–1962
55 Gary Bailey Branch Gary Louis J. Bailey Branch Library.jpg Apr 28, 1910 1501 W. Madison St. Opened 1918, the only Colonial Revival-style Carnegie library in Indiana
56 Gas City Gas City Gas City Carnegie Grant County Indiana.jpg Jan 2, 1913 $12,500 135 E. Main St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (February 2011)
57 Goshen Goshen Goshen Carnegie Public Library.jpg Jan 15, 1901 $25,000 202 N. 5th St. Open 1903–1968, now city hall
58 Grandview Grandview Grandview Carnegie Library.jpg Sep 14, 1917 $8,000 403 Main St.
59 Greencastle Greencastle CarnegieLibraryGreencastleIN.JPG Jan 22, 1902 $20,165 103 E. Poplar St.
60 Greenfield Greenfield Greenfield Carnegie Library.jpg Mar 8, 1904 $10,000 100 W. North St. Now a restaurant
61 Greensburg Greensburg Greensburg Carnegie Public Library.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 114 N. Michigan Ave. Now a private residence.
62 Hammond Hammond Jan 14, 1904 $27,000
63 Hartford City Hartford City Hartford City Public Library.jpg Jan 22, 1902 $16,000 314 N. High St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (February 2011)
64 Hebron Hebron Hebron Carnegie Library P7240034.jpg Sep 14, 1917 $10,000 201 W. Sigler St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (July 2010)
65 Hobart Hobart Hobart Carnegie Library Hobart Indiana P7220023.jpg Jan 14, 1914 $16,000 706 E. 4th St. Open 1915–1968, the only Tudor Revival building in Hobart, now used by the Hobart Historical Society as a museum of local history. (July 2010)
66 Huntington Huntington Huntington Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 21, 1901 $25,000 44 E. Park Dr.
67 Indianapolis West Indianapolis Branch Indianapolis Jan 19, 1909 $100,000 1926 W. Morris St. Open 1912–1986, demolished 1994
68 Indianapolis Madison Branch Indianapolis Jan 19, 1909 Demolished 1968 to make way for I-70
69 Indianapolis Spades Park Branch Indianapolis Jan 19, 1909 1801 Nowland Ave. Opened 1912
70 Indianapolis East Washington Branch Indianapolis Jan 19, 1909 2822 E. Washington St. Opened 1911
71 Indianapolis Hawthorne Branch Indianapolis Hawthorne Branch Library No. 2.jpg Jan 19, 1909 70 N. Mount St. Now a community services center
72 Jeffersonville Jeffersonville Carnegie Library Jeffersonville.jpg Feb 15, 1902 $16,000 Warder Park Open 1903–1970
73 Kendallville Kendallville Jul 13, 1912 $12,500 124 E. Rush St.
74 Kentland Kentland Kentland Carnegie Library P5160123.jpg Dec 2, 1909 $10,000 201 E. Graham St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
75 Kewanna Kewanna May 21, 1913 $8,000 210 E. Main St.
76 Kingman Kingman Jul 9, 1913 $8,000 123 W. State St.
77 Kirklin Kirklin Kirlin Carnegie Library P6080108.jpg May 8, 1914 $7,500 115 N. Main St.
78 Knightstown Knightstown Carnegie library in Knightstown.jpg Apr 25, 1911 $10,000 5 E. Main St. Opened 1912
79 Kokomo Kokomo Mar 14, 1902 $25,000 Demolished 1965
80 LaGrange LaGrange Carnegie Library LaGrange Indiana PA160346.jpg Nov 9, 1916 $12,500 203 W. Spring St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (October 2010)
81 La Porte La Porte LaPorte County Public Library.jpg Mar 31, 1916 $27,500 904 Indiana Ave. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (December 2010)
82 Lawrenceburg Lawrenceburg Apr 13, 1914 $11,000 150 Mary St.
83 Lebanon Lebanon Carnegie library in Lebanon, Indiana.jpg Jan 6, 1903 $15,000 104 E. Washington St.
84 Liberty Liberty Union County Public Library in Liberty.jpg Jan 6, 1915 $10,000 2 E. Seminary St.
85 Ligonier Ligonier Ligonier Carnegie Library P6010027.jpg Apr 8, 1907 $10,000 300 S. Main St.
86 Linden Linden Linden Carnegie Library.jpg Jan 28, 1916 $7,500 102 S. Main St. Opened 1922
87 Linton Linton Linton Public Library in sunlight.jpg Dec 24, 1907 $15,000 110 E. Vincennes St.
88 Logansport Logansport Logansport Indiana Carnegie Library.jpg Apr 26, 1902 $35,000 Burned down in 1941
89 Lowell Lowell Mar 11, 1918 $12,500 Open 1920–1969
90 Marion Marion Marion Carnegie Marion Grant County Indiana.jpg Feb 18, 1901 $50,000 600 S. Washington St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (February 2011)
91 Martinsville Martinsville Carnegie library in Martinsville.jpg Feb 13, 1906 $12,500 110 S. Jefferson St.
92 Merom Merom Nov 9, 1916 $10,000 8554 W. Market St.
93 Milford Milford Milford Carnegie Library P6010005.jpg Dec 3, 1915 $10,000 101 N. Main St.
94 Mishawaka Mishawaka Mishawaka Carnegie Library.jpg Jan 6, 1915 $30,000 122 N. Hill St. Now a private residence
95 Mitchell Mitchell May 8, 1914 $15,000 804 W. Main St.
96 Monon Monon Monon Carnegie Library P5160257.jpg Dec 8, 1913 $10,000 427 N. Market St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
97 Monterey Monterey Apr 3, 1917 $5,000 6260 E. Main St.
98 Monticello Monticello Monticello Carnegie Library.jpg Jan 16, 1906 $10,000 101 S. Bluff St. Now county historical society
99 Montpelier Montpelier Montpelier Carnegie Library.jpg Feb 21, 1907 $10,000 301 S. Main St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (February 2011)
100 Mooresville Mooresville Jan 2, 1913 $10,000 30 W. Main St.
101 Mount Vernon Mount Vernon Dec 27, 1902 $14,000 520 Main St. Currently functions as Mount Vernon City Hall/new library was built across the street in 1986
102 Muncie Muncie Muncie Public Library.jpg Mar 8, 1901 $55,000 301 E. Jackson St.
103 New Albany New Albany Carnegie 47150.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $40,000 201 E. Spring St. The building has been converted to the Carnegie Center for Art & History.
104 New Carlisle New Carlisle Carnegie Library in New Carlisle, Indiana.jpg Sep 14, 1917 $9,000 124 E. Michigan St. Currently houses town offices
105 New Castle New Castle Jul 9, 1913 $20,000 376 S. 15th St.
106 Newburgh Newburgh May 15, 1916 $10,000 23 W. Jennings St. Now city hall
107 Noblesville Noblesville Dec 29, 1903 $12,500 16 S. 10th St. Extensively altered, now city hall
108 North Judson North Judson North Judson Carnegie Library P1010089.jpg Sep 14, 1917 $10,000 208 Keller Ave.
109 North Manchester North Manchester North Manchester Public Library.jpg Apr 8, 1910 $10,000 204 W. Main St. Open 1912–1995, now law offices
110 North Vernon North Vernon Jennings County Carnegie Library.jpg Feb 8, 1918 $20,000 143 E. Walnut St. Open 1920–1997, now city hall
111 Orleans Orleans Orleans Public Library.jpg Jan 6, 1915 $10,000 174 N. Maple St.
112 Osgood Osgood Osgood Carnegie library.jpg Jan 9, 1913 $9,000 136 W. Ripley St.
113 Owensville Owensville Dec 3, 1915 $12,500 110 S. Main St.
114 Oxford Oxford Oxford Carnegie Library P5160194.jpg Jan 14, 1914 $8,000 201 E. Smith St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
115 Paoli Paoli Old Paoli Public Library.jpg Jan 31, 1913 $8,000 100 W. Water St.
116 Pendleton Pendleton Apr 25, 1911 $8,000 424 E. State St. Open 1911–1991, currently an alternative school.
117 Peru Peru Mar 8, 1901 $25,000 102 E. Main St.
118 Pierceton Pierceton Pierceton Carnegie Library PC110123.jpg Dec 3, 1915 $10,000 101 Catholic St.
119 Plainfield Plainfield Triangle Fraternity National Headquarters.jpg Nov 21, 1911 $9,000 120 S. Center St. Open 1913–1968, now the headquarters for Triangle Fraternity
120 Plymouth Plymouth Jan 6, 1911 $15,000 Demolished 1976
121 Portland Portland Mar 12, 1901 $15,000 Demolished 2000
122 Poseyville Poseyville Jan 2, 1904 $5,500 55 S. Cale St. Opened 1905
123 Princeton Princeton Carnegie library in Princeton, Indiana.jpg Jan 22, 1903 $15,000 124 S. Hart St.
124 Remington Remington Mar 16, 1915 $10,000 Burned down in 1960
125 Rensselaer Rensselaer Carnegie Library P6120010.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $12,000 301 N. Van Rensselaer St. Now an art gallery
126 Rising Sun Rising Sun Dec 3, 1915 $10,000 503 2nd St.
127 Roachdale Roachdale Jan 31, 1913 $10,000 100 E. Washington St.
128 Roann Roann Roann Carnegie Library Roann Wabash County Indiana.jpg Jun 11, 1914 $10,000 240 S. Chippewa Rd. Still operating as a township library.
129 Rochester Rochester Old Carnegie Library Rochester Fulton County Indiana.jpg Dec 20, 1904 $15,000 802 Jefferson St. Used as a private residence.
130 Rockport Rockport Rockport Carnegie Library.jpg Jan 5, 1916 $17,000 210 Walnut St.
131 Rockville Rockville Apr 13, 1914 $12,500 106 N. Market St.
132 Royal Center Royal Center Royal Center Carnegie P4200001.JPG Sep 25, 1914 $10,000 203 S. Chicago St.
133 Salem Salem Salem Carnegie Library.jpg Feb 20, 1904 $16,000 212 N. Main St.
134 Scottsburg Scottsburg Scottsburg Carnegie P5230004.jpg Nov 22, 1917 $12,500 108 S. Main St. Still used as a library. Has been expanded.
135 Seymour Seymour Feb 2, 1903 $10,000 303 W. 2nd St.
136 Shelbyville Shelbyville Dec 30, 1901 $20,000 57 W. Broadway St. Still used as a public library. Additions in 1966 and 1994
137 Sheridan Sheridan Sheridan Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 7, 1911 $12,500 103 W. 1st St.
138 Shoals Shoals Mar 14, 1913 $10,000 404 High St.
139 Spencer Spencer Carnegie Library P1280146.JPG Jan 6, 1911 $10,000 110 E. Market St. Owen County Heritage & Culture Center
140 Sullivan Sullivan SullivanInLibrary.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $11,000 100 S. Crowder St.
141 Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Carnegie P6010014.jpg Feb 3, 1917 $10,000 115 E. Main St.
142 Tell City Tell City Mar 31, 1916 $10,000 2328 Tell St.
143 Thorntown Thorntown Thorton Carnegi Library Boone County Indiana P4150094.jpg Sep 27, 1912 $10,000 124 N. Market St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
144 Tipton Tipton Mar 14, 1902 $13,000 Demolished 1980
145 Union City Union City Union City Public Library.jpg Nov 25, 1903 $11,000 408 N. Columbia St.
146 Valparaiso Valparaiso Valparaiso Carnegie Library (Postcard 1921).jpg Apr 22, 1906 $20,000 Demolished in 1994 for a new library building
147 Van Buren Van Buren Van Buren Carnegie Library Grant County Indiana.jpg May 3, 1917 $10,000 115 S. 1st St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (April 2011)
148 Vevay Vevay Vevay Town Hall.jpg Nov 7, 1917 $12,500 210 Ferry St. Now Vevay town hall
149 Vincennes Vincennes Vincennes Carnegie Library.jpg Mar 21, 1910 $35,000 502 N. 7th St.
150 Wabash Wabash Carnegie Library of Wabash, Wabash County Indiana.jpg Mar 7, 1901 $20,000 188 W. Hill St. Still operating as library with an addition.
151 Walton Walton Nov 17, 1914 $10,000 110 N. Main St.
152 Warren Warren Warren Indiana Carnegie Library.JPG Apr 3, 1917 $10,000 123 E. 3rd St.
153 Warsaw Warsaw Warsaw Carnegie Library.jpg Sep 29, 1915 $15,000 310 E. Main St. Still operating as a library with an addition.
154 Washington Washington Carnegie library in Washington.jpg Mar 8, 1901 $20,000 300 W. Main St.
155 Waterloo Waterloo Waterloo Carnegie Library P6010038.jpg Mar 14, 1913 $9,000 300 S. Wayne St.
156 Waveland Waveland Feb 26, 1914 $10,000 115 Green St.
157 West Lebanon West Lebanon West Lebanon Public Library.png Apr 19, 1915 $7,500 200 N. High St. Has an addition and is still used as the public library. (July 2011)


158 Westfield Westfield Apr 8, 1910 $9,000 104 W. Main St. Open 1911–1983, now a print shop
159 Westville Westville Carnegie Library P6010001.jpg Dec 8, 1913 $8,000 153 W. Main St. Expanded and still in use as the community library (May 2011)
160 Whiting Whiting Dec 30, 1904 $15,000 1735 Oliver St.
161 Williamsport Williamsport Mar 31, 1916 $8,000 Fall St. Open 1917–2002, now a private residence
162 Winamac Winamac Winimac Carnegie Library P1010078.jpg Jan 6, 1911 $10,000 121 S. Riverside Dr.
163 Winchester Winchester Apr 23, 1906 $12,000 125 N. East St. Grant was received in 1906, building was completed in 1915. New addition added in the 1990s.
164 Worthington Worthington Apr 3, 1917 $10,000 26 N. Commercial St.

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Date
granted
[4]
Grant
amount
[4]
Location Notes
1 DePauw University Greencastle Carnegie library at DePauw, front.jpg Mar 21, 1905 $50,000 Open 1909–1958, now Emison Art Center
2 Earlham College Richmond Mar 15, 1905 $30,000 Open 1907–1964, now Tyler Hall

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, p. 7; supported by Bobinski, p. 17.
  2. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  3. ^ Cities awarded more than one branch have only one, total amount reflected in this column.
  4. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.