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Nashville in Barry County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Putnam Public Library

 
 
Putnam Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou
1. Putnam Public Library Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1884/85, this red-bricked Italianate structure was the home of Charles W. and Agnes Putnam. Mr. Putnam was a hardware merchant and banker; Mrs. Putnam taught music and was the first public school teacher in Nashville. Around the turn of the century, the Putnams hosted many elegant social events here. In 1921 they willed their home to Nashville for use as a public library. They established a $10,000 trust fund to begin its operation. The Woman’s Literary Club launched the library in 1923.
 
Erected 1982 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L801.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 42° 36.36′ N, 85° 5.64′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Michigan, in Barry County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 66) 0.1 miles north of Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 Main Street, Nashville MI 49073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Nashville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emory Parady (about 600 feet away); VFW Post 8260 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Albert W. Olds House (approx. half a mile away); Vermontville First Home (approx. 3.8 miles away); Opera House (approx. 3.8 miles away); American Legion Post 222 Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Putnam Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou
2. Putnam Public Library Marker
Putnam Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou
3. Putnam Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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