Houghton Public Library
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Houghton Public Library
105 Huron, Houghton - Houghton County
Other Names Portage Lake District Library
Property Type library
Historic Use EDUCATION/library
Current Use EDUCATION/library
Style Classical Revival
Narrative Description The Houghton Public Library is a one-story, flat-roofed brick building with a large pediment supported by two full-length fluted columns on either side of the recessed double doors and two large pilasters. The front facade, which is traversed by a large, plain wood frieze, is symmetrical with two fixed windows and pilasters on either side of the central doors.
Statement of Significance The Houghton Public Library is a fine example of Neo-Classical Revival architecture in Houghton and has been continuously in service as a library since its construction in 1909.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1909
Registry Type(s) 06/18/1976 State Register listed
Site ID# P23262