Indiana Landmarks Preservation Award
Each year, Indiana Landmarks’ regional offices recognize projects that exemplify preservation and stewardship of historic places. These projects can include continued use of historic structures, outstanding restorations, adaptive use of historic properties, and more. Winners receive custom-designed framed awards. Knox County is in the Western region of Indiana Landmarks. Other counties in the region are Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan, Greene, Pike, Dubois, Daviess, Martin and Gibson. Tommy Kleckner is the Director of the Western Region of Indiana Landmarks. He chose the library’s Carnegie restoration as the 2015 Western Region Preservation Award recipient. Kleckner and Judge Tim Crowley presented this award during a reception July 21, 2015, in the newly restored youth department.
This restoration, made possible by the taxpayers of Knox County, is a testimony to the philanthropic legacy of Carnegie. We, at the library, are privileged to be the stewards of this gorgeous, nearly 100 year old public building. We’re truly honored to be recognized by Indiana Landmarks for our efforts in restoring the Carnegie library.