Historic House Listings

Sold for $198,000. Andrew Carnegie built library. Circa 1913 in Indiana. $250,000

January 26, 2023

This former public library is one of 1,679 original libraries that Andrew Carnegie built. This could make a cool private residence. The structure was built in 1913. It is located in Kendallville, Indiana and was the first public library in town. Love all of the bookshelves. This has housed a law office, a vintage clothing store and most recently an art gallery. The building has a fieldstone exterior. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,464 square feet. $250,000

Contact Candice Everage Office with Century 21 Bradley – Kendallville: 260-399-1177

From the Zillow listing:


In 1913 this exquisite building was erected and is still arguably one of the most unique and beautiful properties in all of Noble County. What was once Kendallville’s first public library and served that purpose until 1968, it has also housed a law firm, an architecture firm, a vintage clothing store, and was most recently the Wilson Art Gallery. 1 of the original 1679 libraries built in the USA by Andrew Carnegie, a philanthropist who helped fund thousands of libraries across the world, this unique building features a grand entry way, cozy library room with built-in bookcases, soaring ceilings, intricate iron and original wood details throughout, rich, dark brown brick and field stone exterior, gorgeous architectural supports, red clay tile roof, classic outdoor lighting, and simple landscaping to compliment the clean lines of the building. In addition, there is a full basement with tall ceilings, large daylight windows, and its own back entrance. This stately piece of Kendallville history has been lovingly maintained throughout the years and recent updates include: 2 brand new high efficiency furnaces and 2 brand new ac units. With multiple work/living spaces on both the main and lower levels, this rare opportunity to to own a piece of property with such historical significance is yours for the taking!



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