The Scott County's Carnegie Library

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108 S. Main Street, Scottsburg, USA

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One of 1,679 libraries built in U.S. with Andrew Carnegie funds May 25, 2012
The Scott County's Carnegie Library is located on the corner of the square and it was standing proudly looking like it was build yesterday in a beautiful design. The building was constructed of brick and limestone and designed by Clifford Shopbell & Co. in Renaissance Revival style. In 1986 an addition to the library was designed by Pecsok, Jelliffe, Randall & Nice.

The library was opened in 1921 with a total of 4.453 volumes as a result of a citizen petition for a public library back in 1917. Shortly after the petition Scott County appointed a Library board that during the process of building of the library sought Carnegie grant for funding assistance.

The library was one of 1,679 libraries built in U.S. with funds by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and it is noticeable that the State of Indiana built more Carnegie libraries than any other state. Regarding the financing they managed locally to raise $7,500 and a Carnegie grant of $12, 500 was added, that made it feasible to finalize the building.
The Scott County's Carnegie Library
The Scott County's Carnegie Library
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