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Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ladies Literary Club

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
1. Ladies Literary Club Marker
Inscription. In 1870, six women who had been meeting for a year to study history, organized Grand Rapids' first Ladies Literary Association. The group was also instrumental in opening the first public library in the city that same year. In 1882 the association incorporated as the Ladies Literary Club of Grand Rapids. It built this Richardsonian Romanesque style meeting house for $6,000 in 1887. Designed by William G. Robinson, it is one of the earliest Michigan structures built as a women's club.
 
Erected 1983 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L120.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 57.684′ N, 85° 40.009′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker is on Sheldon Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 Sheldon Street SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kent County Civil War Monument & Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Rapids Veterans Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); First (Park) Congregational Church (approx.
Ladies Literary Club image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
2. Ladies Literary Club
0.2 miles away); McCabe-Marlowe House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Voigt House (approx. half a mile away); The Castle (approx. half a mile away); Central High School (approx. half a mile away); Central Reformed Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Ladies Literary Club image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
3. Ladies Literary Club
Additional plaques on building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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