Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6

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Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6
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Spades Park Branch, December 2015
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6 is located in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6 is located in Indiana
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6 is located in the US
Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6
Location 1801 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 39°47′06″N 86°07′45″W / 39.78500°N 86.12917°W / 39.78500; -86.12917Coordinates: 39°47′06″N 86°07′45″W / 39.78500°N 86.12917°W / 39.78500; -86.12917
Area Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1911 (1911)-1912
Architect Parker, Wilson B.
Architectural style Renaissance Revival, Craftsman, Arts and Crafts
NRHP reference # 16000078[1]
Added to NRHP March 15, 2016

Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 6, also known as Spades Park Library (Carnegie), is a historic Carnegie library located at Indianapolis, Indiana. It was built in 1911-1912, and is a two-story, "L"-shaped, Italian Renaissance style masonry building on a raised basement. It has a terra cotta tile hipped roof, decorative brickwork, limestone accents, and elements of American Craftsman and Arts and Crafts style decorative elements. 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]:4 The library remains in operation as the Spades Park Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library.[3]

The Spades Library underwent an extensive restoration in 1987.[4] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.[1]

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. 6" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. , Site map, and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ "Locations & Hours". Indianapolis Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Spades Park Branch". Indianapolis Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.