Henika Ladies’ Library

Henika Ladies' LibraryDescription of Historic Site:  Julia Robinson Henika passed away in April 1899 in her will gave two thousand dollars to the Wayland Ladies Library Association to build a library.  Her husband George H. Henika and her mother Mary Forbes donated additional funds to construct the library.  Fred H. Eely architect out of Grand Rapids designed the building.  In the Wayland Globe it was said that the building would be “A Very Pretty and Modern Affair.”  The library opened its doors in the spring of 1900.  Stones used to build the library were gathered from a local farm.

Address: 149 South Main St.  Wayland, MI

Website:  https://henikalibrary.wixsite.com/henika