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Traverse City in Grand Traverse County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ladies Library Building

 
 
Ladies Library Building Marker is missing. image. Click for full size.
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1. Ladies Library Building Marker is missing.
Inscription.  On July 28, 1869, eight Traverse City women organized the Ladies Library Association. In 1878 the association purchased its first building, at 205 East Front Street. In 1909 the association sold that building and retained Fred E. Moore as architect and E. E. Buckner as contractor to build the present structure. The cornerstone and time capsule were put into place on July 23, 1909. This building was used as a library until 1949. It served the city until 1983. In 1986 it was renovated for private law offices.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1309.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Time Capsules series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 28, 1869.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 44° 45.745′ N, 85° 37.266′ W. Marker was in Traverse City, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Marker was on Cass Street south of State Street, on the right when traveling
Ladies Library Building and Missing Marker Pole image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. Ladies Library Building and Missing Marker Pole
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south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 216 S Cass St, Traverse City MI 49684, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Ladies Library Association / Ladies Library Building (here, next to this marker); Central United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Place Hotel (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congregation Beth El (approx. 0.2 miles away); Novotny's Saloon (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Traverse County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Traverse City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Photo of Ladies Library Building. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ladies Library Building Photo. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Letter from Andrew Carnegie to the People of Traverse City, 1902. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ladies Library Building Namepiece image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
3. Ladies Library Building Namepiece
Ladies Library Building West (Rear) and South Elevations image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
4. Ladies Library Building West (Rear) and South Elevations
New Ladies Library Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 26, 2020
5. New Ladies Library Association Marker
It appears a different marker has been installed where the missing marker was originally installed. It has a different title and text but contains some of the same information. It has the same marker number.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 13, 2021.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.

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