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Almont in Lapeer County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Henry Stephens Memorial Library

 
 
Henry Stephens Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
1. Henry Stephens Memorial Library Marker
Inscription.  Henry Stephens (1823-1886), a native of Dublin, Ireland, was a merchant, lumberman and financier. One of Almont's earliest settlers, Stephens established the first mercantile business here. In 1845 he built a sawmill north of Lapeer. When the pine forests in this area were depleted, he moved to Richfield Township in Roscommon County, building a mill and founding the village of St. Helen. Stephens also had a summer home in Romeo. In 1916, his youngest son, Albert Stephens, offered to fund the construction of a library in honor of his father. The following year, local contractor Al Thayer erected this Georgian Revival building. An addition was erected in 1987. The library is part of the West St. Clair Street National Register Historic District.
 
Erected 1996 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1825.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
Henry Stephens Memorial Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
2. Henry Stephens Memorial Library and Marker
Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 55.225′ N, 83° 2.841′ W. Marker is in Almont, Michigan, in Lapeer County. Marker is at the intersection of West St. Clair Street and Cherry Street, on the left when traveling west on West St. Clair Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 West St Clair Street, Almont MI 48003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 102 South Main Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 138 South Main Street (about 600 feet away); 121 South Main Street (about 700 feet away); 129 South Main Street (about 700 feet away); Almont's Liberty Pole Dedicated (about 800 feet away); 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park (about 800 feet away); Currier House (approx. ¼ mile away); Almont Society of the New Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almont.
 
Henry Stephens Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
3. Henry Stephens Memorial Library
View of the original part of the building from the north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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