Claude and Starck

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Ornament from the Levitan Building (1928) at 15-19 W. Main Street, Madison, razed 1974

Claude and Starck was an architectural firm in Madison, Wisconsin, at the turn of the twentieth century. The firm was a partnership of Louis W. Claude (1868-1951) and Edward F. Starck (1868-1947). Established in 1896, the firm dissolved in 1928. The firm designed over 175 buildings in Madison.

Madison buildings[edit]

Buildings elsewhere[edit]

Carnegie Library, Aitkin, Minnesota
Public Library, Jefferson, Wisconsin
Woodland Hotel, Owen, Wisconsin
Public Library, Tomah, Wisconsin
Carnegie Library, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Claude and Starck designed approximately 40 libraries, including the "seven sisters" characterized by the Prairie School style.

  • Aitkin, Minnesota:Carnegie Library
  • Antigo, Wisconsin: Junior High School
  • Argyle, Wisconsin: Argyle High and Grade School (1920)
  • Barron, Wisconsin: public library (1913; one of the "seven sisters")
  • Bloomington, Wisconsin: High and Grade School (1923)
  • Delavan, Wisconsin: Aram Public Library on Fourth Street (1907)
  • Detroit Lakes, Minnesota: Carnegie Library (1913; listed since 1976 in the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Evansville, Wisconsin: public library (1908; perhaps the first of the "seven sisters")
  • Hoquiam, Washington: Carnegie Library (circa 1910; listed since 1982 in the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Jefferson, Wisconsin: public library (listed since 1980 in the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Kaukauna, Wisconsin: public library (1905)
  • Ladysmith, Wisconsin: Carnegie Library (1907)
  • Merrill, Wisconsin: T.B. Scott Free Library (1911; listed since 1974 in the National Register of Historic Places; one of the "seven sisters")
  • Owen, Wisconsin: Woodland Hotel (1906, for the J. S. Owen Lumber Company)
  • Rochelle, Illinois: public library
  • Rock Springs, Wisconsin: Ableman High and Grade School (1923)
  • Shawano, Wisconsin: public library (1914; one of the "seven sisters"; now demolished)
  • Tomah, Wisconsin: public library (1916; listed since 1976 in the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Wilmette, Illinois: public library (1904)

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