Sunday, August 16, 2009

Marker for the Carnegie Library

Historical marker for the Carnegie Library building, attached to the local pink granite wall.

Old Three Rivers Library
Built in 1904, this structure served as a public library for seventy-five years. Financed by an Andrew Carnegie grant, it was designed by A.W. Rush & Co. and built by H.V. Snyder & Son. Warren J. Willits donated the site. The exterior pink granite and the interior wood came from the local area. A mosaic skylight and four Grecian columns adorn the entrance room. The building is part of the Downtown Three Rivers Commercial Historic District.

Underneat it says, "Michigan History Division, Department of State Registered Local Site No. 1044
Property of the State of Michigan, 1984

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