PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILT BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN CITY. Historical library of Michigan City. The building was designed by Reed & Stem, who also submitted the winning design for Grand Central Station in New York City.This is a neoclassical structure of Indiana limestone, with a columned portico, a marble interior, and 12-foot high Tiffany style stained glass windows depicting the Shakespearean figures Rosalind, Portia, and Ophelia made by William Hazel. The Old Library is the architectural gem of the Elston Grove Historic Neighborhood. The interior offers four symmetrical chamber rooms, each adorned with the original marble clad fireplace. Currently residentially zoned. Property sold AS IS.