This small Carnegie-funded city library was designed in a modified Beaux-Arts classical style by Allen of Jackson and was constructed of local fieldstone by Koch Brothers of Ann Arbor. The high-style building scaled to the size of this city's population delighted the people of Hudson. A parapet and flanking Ionic columns in antis lend focus and a degree of formality to the central entrance with a doorway marked by a Gibbs surround (named for architect James Gibbs), in which large blocks of stone are inserted into the architrave. In 1905–1906, the brick look-alike Mendon library at 314 W. Main Street followed Allen's plans.
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Hudson Public Library
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