I expect you are quite busy with your school work. I am taking music lessons in Adrian and it keeps me busy. Vilante goes to school too I expect. Love to all. Luna
Adrian was quite proud of their library for which they received a Carnegie grant of $27,500. The library opened in 1909 and served as the library until 1978 when the City remodeled a J.C.Penney store to serve as a new library. The Carnegie building is now the Lenawee Historical Society Museum and part of Adrian's Historic District. A slide show about the former library can be seen here. The building is a combination of Mission Revival Style and Richardson Romanesque architecture.
Detroit received $750,000 in Carnegie funds for a central library in 1901 although it did not open until 1921. Wings were added and opened in 1963. This building still stands as a public library and contains administrative offices for the library system.
Greetings from K. The weather here on this fair arcadian hill has been miserable - (I guess it has been bad everywhere.) Working for Maintenance has been just what I thought it would be - you sit around talking for half the time and the other half you goof off. Well enjoy your vacation. --Dave [Stone]
Dave, from Portland Oregon, was spending our freshman spring break working for the college maintenance department. As you can read, he had a good sense of humor. I have no idea what happened to him after college.
A history of the Kalamazoo library system can be found here, but to summarize the city built a Romanesque structure in 1893 with a $50,000 donation from a benefactor which served as a library until 1959 when the library opened in the less imposing building shown on the card above.
Dear Mary, I'm visiting Ruth for a week or so. It's very chilly up here, but delightful. Thank you for your letter. I will answer as soon as I can. Don't work too hard and good luck at the fair. Love, Estelle
Ludington, which received a Carnegie grant of $15,000, is about 100 miles north of Grand Rapids on Lake Michigan. Located on US-10 and US-31, Ludington is the county seat of Mason County and had a population in 2000 of 8,357. This building, of square colonial architecture combined with Romanesque arched windows and doors, opened c1906. In the 1970's Ludington spent $300,000 on an addition to the library.
Carnegie Libraries in Michigan = 61
Catherine's Collection = 3 (5%)
Total blogged to date = ME, MA, MT & MI
Carnegie Libraries = 144
Catherine's Collection = 9 (6%)