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Property Name Monticello Carnegie Library
Reference Number 13000428
State Indiana
County White
Town Monticello
Street Address 101 South Bluff Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/25/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, EDUCATION
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000428.pdf
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The Monticello Carnegie Library is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C. The building is a significant representation of the Classical Revival style of architecture. Although an addition was made to the south side of the building in 1957, it does not significantly alter the important elements of the building. The Monticello Carnegie Library is also representative of an important movement by communities to establish libraries for the education of its citizenry. The building's funding by Andrew Carnegie connects it to the larger movement of establishing community libraries in the United States.

 

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