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Quincy in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Quincy Public Library

 
 
Quincy Public Library Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
1. Quincy Public Library Marker (Front)
Inscription.  
(Front Side)
In 1906 Quincy businessman Charles W. Bennett and steel entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie both offered to build a library in Quincy Township. Carnegie required that the township provide the land and name the building after him. Bennett's only stipulation was that his name not appear on the building. He agreed to provide in his will both land and funds for a library. Upon the sudden death of Bennett's son construction of the library began ahead of schedule in March 1910.

(Back Side)
Dedicated on November 1, 1910, this building represents the generosity of two Quincy citizens, Charles W. Bennett and Quincy State Bank president Melvin S. Segur. Segur gave the funds necessary to begin construction immediately after the sudden death of Bennett's son Charles A. Bennett. The elder Bennett wished the library to be built as a memorial to his son. The township was given title to both the land and the building and has provided for the maintenance of both since that time.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1508A.)
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1910.
 
Location. 41° 56.696′ N, 84° 53.049′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker is on N. Main Street, 0.1 miles north of W. Chicago Street (U.S. 12), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 N Main Street, Quincy MI 49082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quincy Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); Quincy Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wing House Museum (approx. 5.8 miles away); Allens' Own Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.9 miles away); Captain Moses Allen (approx. 5.9 miles away); H.C. Lewis Art Gallery / Masonic Temple (approx. 5.9 miles away); Assistant Chief Wilson (approx. 5.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Quincy Public Library Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
2. Quincy Public Library Marker (Back)
Quincy Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
3. Quincy Public Library Marker
View to south along N. Main Street
Quincy Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
4. Quincy Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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