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Vicksburg in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fanny M. Bair Library

Registered Michigan Historic Site

 
 
Fanny M. Bair Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
1. Fanny M. Bair Library Marker
Inscription.  Fanny M. Bair, a member of one of Vicksburg's pioneer families, built this library and presented it to the Ladies Library Association on November 21, 1902. Charles A. Fairchild of Kalamazoo designed the building with "modern conveniences" like electric lighting and running water. The Ladies Library Association administered the library until ownership was transferred to the village of Vicksburg in 1948.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1481A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1812.
 
Location. 42° 7.065′ N, 85° 32.003′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is on W. Maple Street west of S. Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 W Maple Street, Vicksburg MI 49097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Fanny M. Bair Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
2. Fanny M. Bair Library Marker
View to west of front elevation of library building
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Vickers' Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vicksburg's First Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railroad House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Schoolcraft G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); For A Pal (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mendon World War II Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); Culbertson Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Original Building of Fanny M. Bair Library image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
3. Original Building of Fanny M. Bair Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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