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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
Inscription.

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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 44° 14.767′ N, 86° 19.42′ W. Marker is in Manistee, Michigan, in Manistee County. Marker is at the intersection 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.
 
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

Manistee City Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
2. Manistee City Library and Marker
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.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made Features
 
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 September 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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