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Cherry Branch Library

Cherry Branch Library


Cherry Branch Library

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a.k.a. Colored Library

515 Cherry St
Evansville, IN

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1914 Library opens serving the black community
1955 Boy Scouts
c1970 torn down


Cherry St and Church St (between 5th and 6th)
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.968882163909
Longitude: -87.566678524017
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The Cherry Branch Library was built in 1914. It opened in December 1914 as the first branch library exclusively for blacks north of Ohio River.

The EVPL sold the library in 1955 and it becomes boy scouts Buffalo Trace Council headquarters; the building (515 Cherry St.) was originally a Carnegie Library built for use by African-Americans; photo dated September 10, 1964

Razed c1970 for welborn renewal hospital addition

See also Other Downtown district

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