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

Community Library

 
 
Community Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
1. Community Library Marker
Inscription. The Ladies Library Association raised the funds to build this Classical Revival style building, which was completed in 1910. After serving as a private library for thirty-eight years, it was sold first to the Richland Rural Agricultural School (1948) and then to the First Presbyterian Church (1959). In 1981 the Richland Community Library Board purchased it. Through a community fund-raising campaign, the building was renovated and became the public library for Richland Township in 1983.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1189A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.629′ N, 85° 27.373′ W. Marker is in Richland, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is on Park Street west of N. 32nd Street (Michigan Highway 43), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8951 Park Street, Richland MI 49083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); First Religious Service in Kalamazoo County (about 300 feet
Richland Community Library image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
2. Richland Community Library
away, measured in a direct line); W.K. Kellogg House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barn Theatre (approx. 5.6 miles away); Park Theatre (approx. 6.1 miles away); William Rufus Shafter Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Congregational United Church of Christ (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richland.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Richland Community Library image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
3. Richland Community Library
Marker is to the right of the library entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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