Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3

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Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3.jpg
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3, April 2016
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3 is located in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3 is located in Indiana
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3 is located in the United States
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3
Location2822 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates39°46′07″N 86°06′57″W / 39.76861°N 86.11583°W / 39.76861; -86.11583Coordinates: 39°46′07″N 86°06′57″W / 39.76861°N 86.11583°W / 39.76861; -86.11583
AreaLess than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1909 (1909)-1911
ArchitectFoltz and Parker
Architectural styleTudor Revival
NRHP reference #16000077[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 15, 2016

Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3, also known as East Washington Library, is a historic Carnegie library located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was built between 1909 and 1911, and is a one-story, rectangular, Tudor Revival style dark red brick building on a raised basement. It has a truncated hipped roof behind a castellated parapet, and features terra cotta details and two hooded monk sculptures by Alexander Sangernebo. It was one of five libraries constructed from the $120,000 the Carnegie Foundation gave the city of Indianapolis in 1909 to be used towards the construction of six branch libraries.[2]:5 The library remains in operation as the East Washington Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.[1] The library was closed for renovation in 2016 and reopened in February 2017. The $2.4 million renovations included an addition at the rear of building that included a 2,200-square-foot (200 m2) computer room and an elevator to make the library compliant with the American Disabilities Act, the last branch in the library system to become compliant. The project also created community space in the basement and updated the restrooms.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/14/16 through 3/18/16. National Park Service. 2016-03-25.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-08-01. Note: This includes Holly A. Tate and Raluca Filimon (December 2015). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01., Site map, and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ "Locations & Hours". Indianapolis Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  4. ^ Bartner, Amy (February 24, 2017). "Indy library's first update in 107 years". IndyStar. Retrieved February 24, 2017.