Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1944 Public Library, Rockville, Indiana

[LIB9020] Building still in use a public library.

Under the direction of Miss Kirkpatrick, the arduous task of raising the necessary funds for purchasing a suitable lot was undertaken, and in March, 1914, the property known as the Andrew Boardman livery barn was purchased for $2,500 (Historical).  Carnegie Library building specifications were met by R.L. Brookie, Indianapolis architect, and James T. Boswell, Bloomingdale contractor, and the building completed at a cost of $12,500 with William E. Ferguson, chairman of building committee and George W. Rohm, superintendent of construction (Historical).  The building was opened and dedicated January 15 and 16 1916.  Miss Mary Linebarger was selected librarian and served until March 1919.  She was succeeded by Miss Mary Lambert who served until August 1927 (History). [website]

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