Port Huron in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Port Huron Public Library
In 1902 the city of Port Huron secured money from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to erect a municipal library. Two years later, this grand, Beaux-Arts-style building was completed at a cost of $45,000. Chicago architects Patton and Miller designed the Indiana limestone-clad building. At its dedication in 1904, New York State librarian Melvil Dewey, creator of the book classification system that bears his name, delivered the opening address. The Port Huron Public Library served in its original capacity for over sixty years. In 1967 a larger public library was constructed. The following year the former library opened as the Port Huron Museum of Arts and History. A rear addition was constructed in 1988.
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2160.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
Location. 42° 58.337′ N, 82° 25.568′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is on 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 6th Street, Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as Hammond American Legion Post 8 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrington Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Customhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Intersection of Military Road and Indian Reservation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huron Lightship (approx. 1.2 miles away); Thomas Alva Edison (approx. 1.8 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Huron.
Also see . . .
1. Port Huron Museum. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Port Huron Museum on Facebook. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education • Man-Made Features •
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