Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sentimental Sunday: Sandusky Library Postcard

The Carnegie Library in Sandusky, Ohio is featured on this vintage postcard, a recent gift from my nephew. The postcard is from the Hugh C. Leighton Co. of Portland, Maine, and was printed in Frankfort, Germany. It was mailed to a man in LaSalle, Michigan in June of 1910, with a stamp that cost one cent. Now called the Sandusky Library, the building is located at 114 West Adams Street in Sandusky, Ohio, across from the Erie County Courthouse. In 1899, Andrew Carnegie donated $50,000 for a public library in our Sandusky. You can read more about the history of Sandusky Library here. Sandusky Library is so very dear to my heart. It has been providing books and information to several generations of my family for many years.

The Sandusky Library is hosting another Genealogy Lock-In. On Friday, February 22, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., library staff and volunteers from the Erie County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society will be on hand to assist with your family history questions. The computer lab will be open, along with access to hundreds of local history books, historical newspapers on microfilm, and a finding aids which highlight historical photographs and primary sources held by the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center. Hope to see you there!


Kellie said...

Very cool!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful library! It's such fun to find old postcards of beloved buildings. Isn't it amazing how we adopt places like public libraries as our own? I don't go to the main library in downtown Columbus very often but I still think of it was "mine." You have a thoughtful nephew, Dorene.