Uncertain Future for Carnegie Libraries

Andrew sends this “story from Lansingcitypulse.com. Interesting piece on the Carnegie Libraries around MI. as of 1997, only half of the buildings remained libraries. Some of those have been expanded to many more square feet than their original structure, eight have been razed, in part because of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has precipitated an increase in the loss of the buildings for public use nationwide.
Some conversions have been accomplished in Michigan. Five are museums, and six are now office buildings. The Carnegie in Port Huron is now the Blue Water art museum, and the building in Charlotte has become a law office.”