Since arriving Tuesday morning, I have seen and taken a few photos of metal things while driving around Adrian – A Vietnam era helicopter, new metal roofs atop old churches, a metals steeple, lines of tractors - then I hit pay dirt.
Today Marissa and I went downtown, the historical downtown, to see old houses and just walk around. When we got out of the car and put our coins in the old double metal parking meter, we noticed that across the street was the old Adrian Public Library (1909-1978). The library I used during high school research assignments. “…In 1978 it was sold to the Lenawee County Historical Society by the city of Adrian for a dollar ($1.00) and placed the National Register of Historic places – In December of 1980 it opened as the Lenawee County Historical Museum.” (http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com)
When you enter the front door the smell is exactly the same as when the building housed a library. Dusty, years of book dust and brain cells hidden in the cracks between the wood beams of the floors – but once inside the fully renovated building there is no leftover smell, just two floors of wonderful memorabilia taken from the history of Lenawee county; a children’s toy room, household appliances, a dental office room, a Victorian room, and a room which included two old cars built by citizens of Lenawee County. Enjoy the photos of all the METAL items from everyday life before the advent of Plastics.