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Port Huron in St. Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Port Huron Public Library

 
 
Port Huron Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
1. Port Huron Public Library Marker
Inscription.  

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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 42° 58.337′ N, 82° 
Port Huron Public Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
2. Port Huron Public Library and Marker
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25.568′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in St. Clair County. Marker is on 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 6th Street, Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Fort Gratiot (approx. 1.6 miles away); Robert Earl Campbell (approx. 1.7 miles away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Also see . . .
1. Port Huron Museum. Museum website homepage (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Port Huron Museum. Facebook website entry (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. NPS website entry (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Port Huron Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
3. Port Huron Public Library
Now the Port Huron Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 27, 2022