Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1913 Ryerson Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan


The Grand Rapids Public Library, located in Grand Rapids, MI, was founded in 1871 and was originally located within the Grand Rapids City Hall. In 1904, the library moved to the Ryerson Building which served as a permanent home for the library. The building was a gift from arts and education benefactor, and native son, Martin A. Ryerson. In 1967, the library expanded to more than double in size. The addition was named the Keeler wing, in honor of a $1.2 million gift from Mike and Mary Ann Keeler. [www.grpl.org]

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