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

Manistee City Library

 
 
Manistee City Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
1. Manistee City Library Marker
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In 1885 a group of Manistee Ladies formed the Lakeside Club, whose primary goal was to create a library. In 1902 the club joined forces with the local literary society and successfully campaigned for a public library. The Andrew Carnegie Foundation funded the construction. The Manistee City Library opened in 1905. Designed by Port Huron architect George L. Harvey, the building, with its grand entrance pavilion, reflects Beaux Arts Classicism. The library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1996 by Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1950.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Carnegie Libraries 📚, and the Michigan Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 44° 14.767′ N, 86° 19.42′ W. Marker is in Manistee, Michigan, in Manistee County. Marker is at the intersection

Manistee City Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
2. Manistee City Library and Marker
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of Maple Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Maple Street, Manistee MI 49660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manistee County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Ramsdell Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Haley Block (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lyman Building (about 600 feet away); The Thompson Building (about 600 feet away); The Gardner Building (about 600 feet away); The Maple Street Bridge (about 700 feet away); The Tunnel (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manistee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Manistee County Library. (Submitted on September 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. (Submitted on September 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy. (Submitted on September 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Manistee City Library Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
3. Manistee City Library Entrance
Manistee City Library image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
4. Manistee City Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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