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Built in 1869, this handsome building, which is now Camden's public library, is an excellent example of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. It is named after Andrew Thomas, a prominent figure at the time who worked as a banker and grain dealer. He was also a Jackson Township Trustee and a founder of the Camden Bank. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.


  • The historic Andrew Thomas House was built in 1869 and is now a library.

After Andrew Thomas died, another man named Philip Ray bought the house and married Thomas' widow. Ray died in 1922. The house then became a parsonage for an Episcopal church in 1925. In the 1940s, it was a municipal office building and became nursing home until 1968. Trustees of the library bought it a year later.

The library was founded in 1928 and opened its first location in a pharmacy a year later. It moved to another building in 1950 where it remained until 1969.

"History." Camden-Jackson Township Public Library. Accessed May 24, 2018.  https://camden.lib.in.us/?page_id=38.

McCouch, Dennis. "Thomas, Andrew, House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. December 27, 1984.  https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/1e0b863b-7187-4099-8d50-91c5fe807c26.