Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis
Year Built: 1917
Architecture Style: Greek Revival
The Central Library building was designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret. The Central Library Branch is part of the Indianapolis - Marion County Public Library system and is the largest branch. The library was founded in 1873 and has grown to include a Central Library building and 23 branch libraries spread throughout the county. The library attracts over four million visitors each year and circulates nearly 16 million items.
Year Built: 2007
Architecture Style: Contemporary
In 2001 the Indianapolis-based architectural firm of Woollen, Molzan, and Partners was commissioned to renovate the historic building. The planned $100 million project also included replacing a five-story addition with a new, six-story curved-glass and steel facility and atrium that connected to the Cret building.
This point of interest is part of the tour: St. Joseph Neighborhood