I was leaving South Haven, headed to Holland, and I passed this beautiful stone building. I thought to myself, that’s a beautiful but strange looking church. I circled back around and to take a photo and then I saw the historical marker on the side. I found out it wasn’t a church after all, but a temple to books. The marker read
This federated women’s club, founded as a reading circle in 1883 and named for Sir Walter Scott, merged with the Literary and Antiquarian Societies to build a clubhouse in 1892. John Cornelius Randall designed the sandstone Queen Anne structure, built by local artisans and completed in 1893. Two stained glass windows created in Austria portray Sir Walter Scott and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This building has been in continuous use by the Scott Club as a cultural center providing fellowship for women of the area.
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