Henika Ladies Library

Henika Ladies Library (HM1EDK)

Location: Wayland, MI 49348 Allegan County
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N 42° 40.38', W 85° 38.584'

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Upon her death in April 1899, Julia Robinson Henika bequeathed two thousand dollars to the Wayland Ladies Library Association for construction of a library building. Her husband George H. Henika, and mother, Mary Forbes, later donated additional funds toward its construction. Grand Rapids architect Fred H. Eely designed the building, which the Wayland Globe newspaper predicted would be "A Very Pretty and Modern Affair." The picturesque library opened in the spring of 1900. Although domestic in scale, the building gleans an impressive Richardsonian quality from the random ashlar fieldstone and Eely's design. The stone used in construction was gathered from a local farm.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL1274
Year Placed1993
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 611186 N 4725395
Decimal Degrees42.67300000, -85.64306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.38', W 85° 38.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 22.80" N, 85° 38' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)616, 269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-299 S Main St, Wayland MI 49348, US
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