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Paw Paw in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Paw Paw Public Library

 
 
Paw Paw Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
1. Paw Paw Public Library Marker
Inscription. This building opened as the Paw Paw Public Library on June 26, 1920. Jackson architect Claire Allen designed the library, as well as the nearby county courthouse. Pennsylvania industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000 toward construction and required Paw Paw citizens to contribute $4,500 and to commit to long-term maintenance. In 1991 the library relocated. This building reopened as the Carnegie Community Center in 1995.
 
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2114.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 13.015′ N, 85° 53.447′ W. Marker is in Paw Paw, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Kalamazoo Street (State Highway 40) and E. Paw Paw Street, on the right when traveling north on S. Kalamazoo Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 S. Kalamazoo St, Paw Paw MI 49079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Buren County / Van Buren County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); William Killefer Jr. / Wade Killefer
Paw Paw Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
2. Paw Paw Public Library Marker
View to north along Kalamazoo Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles R. Maxwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Territorial Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warner Wine Haus (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mark's Church / The Reverend Darius Barker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lawton Civil War Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away); Houppert Winery (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paw Paw.
 
Also see . . .  Carnegie Libraries: A Future Made Bright. A Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan from the National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 6, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
Paw Paw Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 4, 2013
3. Paw Paw Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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