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Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library

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**Location and Ownership**
– Located in Terre Haute, Indiana
– Address: 222 N. 7th St.
– Coordinates: 39°28′13″N 87°24′25″W
– Built in 1906 by Modern Construction Company
– Owned by Indiana State University

**Architecture and Style**
– Architectural style: Beaux Arts
– Notable building in the Beaux Arts style
– Constructed in 1906
– Main contractor: Modern Construction Company
– Features iconic Beaux Arts design elements

**Historical Significance**
– Played a role in Coca-Cola history
Earl R. Dean and T. Clyde Edwards researched Coca-Cola ingredients in 1915
– Dean’s design of the Coca-Cola bottle inspired by a cocoa pod image
– Acquired by Indiana State University in 1979
– Converted into an art building in 1984

– Aulik, Judy. Non-Carnegie Indiana Libraries
– Archived from the original on 2009-10-28
– Retrieved 2008-12-14
– Inventory: Earl R. Dean Collection
– Vigo County Public Library
– Archived from the original on 2012-12-24
– Retrieved 2008-12-14

**Community Impact**
– Serves as a cultural and educational hub
– Transitioned into an art building in 1984
– Offers resources and programs for the community
– Preserves historical significance
– Provides a space for artistic expression

Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was built in 1906 by the Modern Construction Company of Terre Haute. The building is in the Beaux Arts architectural style.

Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library
General information
Architectural styleBeaux Arts
LocationTerre Haute, Indiana
United States
Address222 N. 7th St.
Coordinates39°28′13″N 87°24′25″W / 39.47032°N 87.40701°W / 39.47032; -87.40701
OwnerIndiana State University
Design and construction
Main contractorModern Construction Company, Terre Haute

The Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library played an important role in Coca-Cola history. In June 1915, Earl R. Dean and T. Clyde Edwards were dispatched to the Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library to research the ingredients of Coca-Cola. In the Encyclopædia Britannica, Dean came across a picture of a gourd-shaped cocoa pod. Inspiration from this cocoa pod lead Dean to his design of the iconic contour Coca-Cola bottle.

In 1979, the library was acquired by the Indiana State University and would be converted into an art building five years later.

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