Library Annex

Jasper Library Annex

Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler House


Built in 1849 by Joseph Gramelspacher and his wife Sophia (Friedman) Gramelspacher, this building is the oldest in Jasper, Indiana, was the first two-storey brick house, and is a unique example of the Federal Style in Southern Indiana, earning the Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler building a place in the National and State Historical Registers.

The Jasper Library purchased the Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler building in November 2012. The Jasper Library Annex houses the administrative offices for the entire Jasper-Dubois County Public Library system. The library also uses this building for meetings, classes, and events.

Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler building
A 1910 photograph of the Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler building at its original location on 7th and Main Streets
Hours and Information

The Annex is open to the public for tutoring or quiet reading Monday through Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We ask that visitors wishing to use the upstairs classroom during these times please sign in at the main building across the street.

The meeting room on the main floor and classroom upstairs are available to rent. Please see the Meeting Room Policy for more information.

Parking is available behind and beside the Annex. Only the first floor is handicap accessible via a ramp on the north face of the building.

Gramelspacher-Gutzweiler building
A 1970s photograph showing the west and south faces
1103 Main Street, Jasper, IN 47546

Businesses in the Gramelspacher-Gutweiler building
The building has been used as many differnet things throughout its history like this shoe store and barber shop
Moving time
This photo was taken soon after the building was moved to its current location at 11th and Main Streets in 1980