Wednesday, September 5, 2012

1909 Public Library, Jackson, Michigan

[LIB6859] In 1901 Andrew Carnegie donated $70,000 for the construction of a library building in the city of Jackson.

The Carnegie building became the main branch for the newly created district in 1978. In 1981, with a bequest from Mrs. Mable MinterVan Orman, a circular structure was built at the rear of the library. This added an elevator, history room, back lobby and a children's storytelling room.

The Carnegie building was designated a State Historical site in 1979 and a National Historical site in 1980.

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