Another interesting fact about Richmond, Indiana, is that it is the home of the highly-regarded Earlham College.
The photograph is of Carpenter Hall, which today serves as classrooms and administrative offices on campus. Earlham College was founded in 1847 by Quakers (Religious Society of Friends). It is an independent, coeducational, four-year college.
From what I remember as a high school teacher, Earlham has always been strongest in liberal arts and is highly respected in academic circles.
But what I remember most about the college and the students from my school who attented Earlham was that major emphasis is placed on teaching the students to work effectively with others; sharing is emphasized. They also press the issues of the "value of lifelong learning, the value of appreciating cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, and the value of becoming engaged in global citizens". We were told by locals that the library at Earlham is really quite wonderful for geneology research. I've also read in newspapers several times that Earlham students go on "missions" so to speak to help others. The Earlham students also do lots of volunteer works in the Wayne County area.
Indeed, Earlham College is a real asset to Richmond, Indiana.