IN-49.1999.2 - Athenaeum

Marker text: ANTHENAEUM

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Originally called Das Deutsche Haus; name changed to Athenaeum during World War I because of anti-German sentiment. Facilities included gymnasium, auditorium, restaurant, concert-ballroom, bowling alleys, and beer garden with concert pavilion. Home of Normal College of the North American Gymnastic Union 1907-1970. Has continued as vital social and cultural center.

Erected 1999 Indiana Historical Bureau and Athenaeum Foundation

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