Thursday, March 8, 2012

Loutit Library, Grand Haven, Michigan

[LIB6519] - Erected in 1966. Presented to the citizens of the Grand Haven area by the Loutit Foundation. [From the back of the card.] A Carnegie library served Grand Haven for over fifty years. An extension was never built, although the city purchased land adjacent to the building in 1946. Plans for the current building began in the early 1960s and it opened in the summer of 1967. The Loutit Foundation gave the city the building, land, most furnishings and many of the books. The Carnegie building was razed shortly thereafter and the site is now the parking lot for Fifth Third Bank. [From the website]

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