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

Ladies Library Hall

 
 
Ladies Library Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 4, 2017
1. Ladies Library Hall Marker
Inscription. The Ladies Library Association was established in 1871 to provide reading material at a small cost to the community. In the beginning the association only allowed married women to be members and charged an annual fee of one dollar. The women of the association were also involved in charitable works, such as giving aid to Northern Michigan victims of fire in 1881. The association built this Italianate structure in 1885 for $1,500. The first floor contained the library, dining room and kitchen. The second floor hall, which includes a stage, continues to be used for plays and community meetings. Dryden Township accepted the building in 1974 and made it the public library.
 
Erected 1988 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L669.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.751′ N, 83° 7.559′ W. Marker is in Dryden, Michigan, in Lapeer County. Marker is on Main Street near Mill Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5480 Main Street, Dryden MI 48428, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Dryden Township Library and Ladies Library Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 4, 2017
2. Dryden Township Library and Ladies Library Hall Marker
. Dryden Depot (a few steps from this marker); Lakeville Auxiliary Hall (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lakeville Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); Carriage Barn Replica (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Flumerfelt Barn (approx. 11.2 miles away); Axford-Coffin Farm (approx. 11.2 miles away); Protecting the Impaired (approx. 12 miles away); Lapeer County (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEntertainmentWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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