Friday, August 14, 2009

1958 Lucas County Library, Maumee, Ohio


The site of the Maumee Branch has seen a rich history. It’s been a seminary, a courthouse, a glass factory and the sight of Dudley’s Massacre, a brutal Indian ambush that saw the death of 600 troops during the war of 1812. The Maumee Branch Library was founded in 1918 with a $10,000 contribution from famed library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and served as the Lucas County Library until 1970. The Friends of the Library organization began at the Branch in 1973 before spreading to all branches. The facility was renovated in 2000. []

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