New Albany Carnegie Library - New Albany, Indiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 17.192 W 085° 49.306
16S E 603043 N 4238263
Quick Description: Historic former Carnegie Library in New Albany, Indiana.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 10:28:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM2M5P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 48

Long Description:

New Albany's Carnegie Library

Albany School Board organized a public library on May 8, 1884.  This library building, supported with funds from Andrew Carnegie, opened on March 2, 1904 with 11,125 volumes.  Building is Neoclassical style, constructed of brick and limestone.  Public Library moved to new building 1969.

Floyd County Museum opened here 1971.  Carnegie building included in Downtown Historic District, listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999.  One of 1,679 libraries built in U.S. with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.  Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state. ~ text of marker

The building is now used as for the Carnegie Center for Art and History.


Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): New Albany Downtown Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

201 E Spring St New Albany, Indiana

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Plaque on building (Photo in gallery)

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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