Adrian Public Library

The Adrian Public Library is a historic structure located at 110 East Church Street in downtown Adrian, Michigan. Originally used as a library, it was designated as a Michigan Historic Site on December 14, 1976, and later listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1977.

It is located within the Downtown Adrian Commercial Historic District and adjacent to the Adrian Engine House No. 1. Today, the building houses the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum.HistoryAlthough the library branch dates back to 1868, its first independent library structure was completed in 1909 with a $27,500 grant from the Andrew Carnegie Library Fund in addition to $5,000 donated by the city. Illinois architect Paul O. Moratz designed the library, and it was completed by local contractor C. F. Matthes. The building was designed to hold a public library as well as an art gallery and lecture auditorium.It was formally dedicated and opened on February 5, 1909, and was used as a school district library until it transferred ownership to the city in 1915. When the building itself became insufficient, a new location at 143 East Maumee Street opened on June 12, 1978, and remains in operation. The old location passed through several owners before being given back to the city. The building is used to house the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum.DescriptionThe building is 2½ stories and built with a mix of Mission Revival Style, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. It is constructed of brick and sandstone, and measures 70 feet by 70 feet. Standing on a corner lot, the building has two main entrance facades. Both entryway are through massive arches, 18 feet high and 17 feet wide, trimmed with carved sandstone. Near each entryway is a tower, one rising 66 feet and the other 44 feet. A semi-circular room pushes outward on the corner between the towers.

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Other Schools in Adrian (show all)
Siena's Social Sciences Division Siena's Social Sciences Division
1247 E Siena Heights Dr - Sacred Heart Hall
Adrian, 49221

The Social Sciences Division of Siena Heights University is located on the 4th floor of Sacred Heart Hall

Siena Heights' Criminal Justice Department Siena Heights' Criminal Justice Department
1247 E Siena Heights Dr
Adrian, 49221

The Criminal Justice Department is part of the Social Sciences Division of Siena Heights. Our office is located on the 4th floor of Sacred Heart Hall.

Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute
1257 E. Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, 49221

ADMTEI provides graduate, undergraduate and non-degree courses in early childhood for AMS Montessori Teacher Certification.

Physics at Adrian College Physics at Adrian College
110 S Madison St
Adrian, 49221

The Department of Physics at Adrian College offers a physics major (BA, BS) and a physics minor. We also have 3-2 a pre-engineering program.

Saint Joseph Academy, Adrian MI Saint Joseph Academy, Adrian MI
1267 E Siena Heights Dr
Adrian, 49221

1896-2012

Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute
1375 N. Main St #41
Adrian, 49221

We pride ourselves in sharing our knowledge and passion for craft with you.

Adrian College Dept. of CORE Adrian College Dept. of CORE
Shipman Library Suite 100, Adrian College
Adrian, 49221

The official website for the Adrian College Department of CORE

APS Elementary School Counseling APS Elementary School Counseling
785 Riverside Ave.
Adrian, 49221

Welcome! The purpose of this page is to provide information and resources to APS elementary students & families on issues related to school counseling.

Jackson College at LISD TECH Jackson College at LISD TECH
1376 N. Main St
Adrian, 49221

Jackson College campus located in Adrian, MI. Please call us at 517.265.5515 and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

The College World - Adrian College The College World - Adrian College
110 S Madison St
Adrian, 49221

The College World is the official campus newspaper of Adrian College in Adrian, MI.

Siena Heights Women's Soccer Siena Heights Women's Soccer
1247 E Siena Heights Dr
Adrian, 49221

Winningest Women's Soccer Program in Michigan with 437 program wins.

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