Friday, May 27, 2011

Public Library, South Bend, Indiana

[LIB1833] The South Bend Board of Education in 1894, purchased a lot at the corner of Main and Wayne St. in downtown South Bend. The cornerstone was laid in the spring of 1895 and on May 8, 1896, the Library opened to the public. By the late 1920's, it was evident that because of its growth, a larger facility would be needed to house the main library. Tippecanoe Place was one of the buildings which seemed to surface when a new library building was discussed. Because of it's victorian features, this building become known as "The Castle". [Read more history here]

Special Collection: An Illustrated Historical Atlas of St. Joseph's County, Indiana This database is a digital version of the 1875 Illustrated Historical Atlas of St. Joseph County, Indiana. This searchable digital book includes information on townships, towns, and landowners throughout the county as well as biographical sketches of early pioneer residents. Engravings of residences, schools, churches, and businesses are also included. Free access! Thank you to this nice library, please support it! [Database]

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