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Main Library

  • 325 Michigan Street, Toledo
  • Opened on September 4, 1940
  • This library is still currently in service
  • Designed by the Hahn and Hayes architectural firm

Architectural rendering of Main Library by Hahn and Hayes, date unknown

Exterior view of Main Library from the corner of Michigan Street and Madison Avenue, 1940

Original floorplan for first floor of Main Library

Portrait of dignitaries posing in front of the new library during construction, 1940

Mayor John Q. Carey, Library Director, Russell J. Schunk, and library board member, Mrs. E. F. Brucker at Main Library dedication ceremony, 1940

Willis-Day Storage Company trucks line up outside the new Main Library, 1940

View of Business and Technology departments from mezzanine, 1940

General reference room of the Main Library, 1940