List of Carnegie libraries in Wisconsin

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Wisconsin provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Wisconsin, where 63 public libraries were built from 60 grants (totaling $1,047,762) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1915. In addition, academic libraries were built for 2 institutions (totaling $104,000).

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1][2]
Grant
amount
[1]
Location Notes
1 Antigo Antigo Antigo public museum.jpg Mar 20, 1903 $15,000 404 Superior St.
45°8′17″N 89°9′10″W / 45.13806°N 89.15278°W / 45.13806; -89.15278 (Antigo)
2 Arcadia Arcadia Mar 14, 1905 $5,000 406 E. Main St.
45°15′8″N 91°29′44″W / 45.25222°N 91.49556°W / 45.25222; -91.49556 (Arcadia)
3 Baraboo Baraboo Baraboo Public Library.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 230 4th Ave.
43°28′16″N 89°44′44″W / 43.47111°N 89.74556°W / 43.47111; -89.74556 (Baraboo)
Designed by Louis Claude.[3]
4 Barron Barron May 17, 1912 $7,000 10 N. 3rd St.
5 Bayfield Bayfield 18BayfieldLibrary.jpg Feb 2, 1903 $10,000 37 N. Broad St.
6 Beloit Beloit Jul 16, 1901 $25,000
7 Berlin Berlin Feb 2, 1903 $12,250 121 W. Park Ave.
8 Black River Falls Black River Falls Black River Falls Wisconsin Public Library Carnegie.jpg Mar 11, 1914 $10,000 321 Main St.
44°17′43″N 90°51′05″W / 44.29528°N 90.85139°W / 44.29528; -90.85139 (Black_River_Falls)
9 Chippewa Falls Chippewa Falls Feb 15, 1902 $20,000
10 Clintonville Clintonville Apr 19, 1915 $9,000 95 S. Main St.
11 Columbus Columbus ColumbusWisconsinPublicLibrarySign.jpg Mar 27, 1903 $10,000 112 S. Dickason Blvd.
43°20′20″N 89°00′58″W / 43.33889°N 89.01611°W / 43.33889; -89.01611 (Columbus)
12 Cumberland Cumberland Cumberland Public Library.JPG Jan 19, 1905 $10,000 1305 2nd Ave.
45°32′03″N 91°44′19″W / 45.53417°N 91.73861°W / 45.53417; -91.73861 (Cumberland)
13 Darlington Darlington Feb 5, 1904 $10,000 525 N. Main St.
14 Durand Durand Dec 23, 1905 $7,500 315 W. 2nd Ave.
44°37′40″N 91°58′00″W / 44.62778°N 91.96667°W / 44.62778; -91.96667 (Durand)
15 Eau Claire Eau Claire 217 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI.jpg Feb 4, 1902 $40,000 217 S. Farwell St.
44°48′43″N 91°29′53″W / 44.81194°N 91.49806°W / 44.81194; -91.49806 (Eau_Claire)
16 Edgerton Edgerton Mar 14, 1905 $10,000 101 Albion St.
17 Elroy Elroy Nov 24, 1905 $10,000 501 2nd Main St.
18 Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Feb 4, 1902 $30,000
19 Green Bay Green Bay Feb 13, 1901 $45,000 125 S. Jefferson St.
44°30′44″N 88°00′49″W / 44.51222°N 88.01361°W / 44.51222; -88.01361 (Green_Bay)
20 Hayward Hayward Dec 14, 1903 $10,000 Main St. and U.S. Route 63
21 Hudson Hudson Hudson, WI Public Library 1.jpg Mar 20, 1903 $12,000 304 Locust St.
44°58′33″N 92°45′19″W / 44.97583°N 92.75528°W / 44.97583; -92.75528 (Hudson)
22 Janesville Janesville Mar 7, 1901 $30,000 64 S. Main St.
42°40′53″N 89°01′15″W / 42.68139°N 89.02083°W / 42.68139; -89.02083 (Janesville)
23 Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Public Library.jpg Jan 23, 1911 $10,000 305 S. Main St.
43°00′12″N 88°48′27″W / 43.00333°N 88.80750°W / 43.00333; -88.80750 (Jefferson)
24 Kaukauna Kaukauna KaukaunaFreePublicLibrary.jpg Dec 27, 1902 $12,000 111 Main Ave.
44°16′47″N 88°16′14″W / 44.27972°N 88.27056°W / 44.27972; -88.27056 (Kaukauna)
25 Kilbourn Kilbourn OldKilbournLibrary.jpg Feb 15, 1912 $6,000 429 Broadway
43°37′41″N 89°46′15″W / 43.62806°N 89.77083°W / 43.62806; -89.77083 (Kilbourn)
26 Ladysmith Ladysmith Ladysmith Carnegie Library.jpg Feb 6, 1907 $10,000 101 Lake Avenue E. Designed by Claude and Starck.[4]
27 Madison Main Madison Aug 16, 1901 $90,000
28 Madison 6th Ward Madison 1911 $15,000 1249 Williamson St.
29 Manitowoc Manitowoc Dec 27, 1902 $25,000
30 Medford Medford Medford Wisconsin Public Library.jpg May 21, 1913 $6,000 104 E. Perkins St.
45°08′02″N 90°20′30″W / 45.13389°N 90.34167°W / 45.13389; -90.34167 (Medford)
31 Merrill Merrill TB Scott Free Library Merrill Wisconsin.jpg Dec 13, 1907 $17,500 106 W. 1st St.
45°10′47″N 89°42′05″W / 45.17972°N 89.70139°W / 45.17972; -89.70139 (Merrill)
32 Neenah Neenah Oct 3, 1901 $12,500
33 Neillsville Neillsville Nov 3, 1913 $10,000 409 Hewett St.
34 New London New London Nov 25, 1903 $10,000 406 S. Pearl St.
35 Platteville Platteville Jan 14, 1914 $12,500 190 Market St.
36 Plymouth Plymouth Apr 6, 1908 $10,000 130 Division St.
37 Racine Main Racine RacineWisconsinLibrary.jpg Jul 16, 1901 $60,000 701 S. Main St.
42°43′33″N 87°46′56″W / 42.72583°N 87.78222°W / 42.72583; -87.78222 (Racine_Main)
38 Racine Uptown Racine Jul 16, 1901 1407 S. Memorial Dr.
39 Reedsburg Reedsburg Jan 23, 1911 $10,000 345 Vine St.
40 Rhinelander Rhinelander Rhinelander Wisconsin Public Library.jpg Jan 2, 1903 $15,000 106 N. Stevens St.
41 Rice Lake Rice Lake Dec 22, 1903 $10,000 16 S. Main St.
45°30′04″N 91°44′02″W / 45.50111°N 91.73389°W / 45.50111; -91.73389 (Rice_Lake)
42 Richland Center Richland Center Dec 22, 1903 $10,000
43 Ripon Ripon
RiponPublicLibraryCarnegieWisconsin.jpg
Apr 11, 1902 $12,000 401 Watson St.
44 Shawano Shawano Jun 11, 1914 $10,000 121 E. Green Bay St.
45 Sheboygan Sheboygan Mar 6, 1901 $35,000
46 South Milwaukee South Milwaukee Sep 29, 1915 $15,000
47 Sparta Sparta SpartaFreeLibrary.JPG Feb 4, 1902 $12,000 124 W. Main St.
43°56′39″N 90°48′41″W / 43.94417°N 90.81139°W / 43.94417; -90.81139 (Sparta)
48 Stevens Point Stevens Point Apr 26, 1902 $21,859
49 Stoughton Stoughton StoughtonWisconsinPublicLibraryUS51.jpg Dec 23, 1905 $13,000 304 S. 4th St.
50 Sturgeon Bay Sturgeon Bay CarnegieFreeLibrarySturgeonBayWisconsin.jpg Apr 25, 1911 $12,500 354 Michigan St.
44°50′06″N 87°22′32″W / 44.83500°N 87.37556°W / 44.83500; -87.37556 (Sturgeon_Bay)
51 Superior Main Superior 2009-0617-Superior-CarnegieLibrary1.jpg Mar 7, 1901 $70,000 1204 Hammond Ave.
52 Superior East End Superior 1917 $20,000 2306 E. 5th St.
53 Tomah Tomah PublicLibraryTomahWI.JPG Mar 16, 1915 $10,000 716 Superior Ave.
43°58′47″N 90°30′14″W / 43.97972°N 90.50389°W / 43.97972; -90.50389 (Tomah)
54 Two Rivers Two Rivers Jan 9, 1913 $12,500 1516 16th St.
55 Viroqua Viroqua Feb 5, 1904 $10,000 118 E. Jefferson St.
56 Washburn Washburn Washburn Public Library.JPG Feb 12, 1903 $18,000 307 Washington Ave.
46°40′22″N 90°53′43″W / 46.67278°N 90.89528°W / 46.67278; -90.89528 (Washburn)
57 Watertown Watertown Apr 20, 1905 $20,000 100 S. Water St.
58 Waukesha Waukesha Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 321 W. Wisconsin Ave.
59 Waupaca Waupaca WaupacaHistoricalSocietyWaupacaFreeLibraryFront.jpg Apr 28, 1913 $10,000 321 S. Main St.
44°21′19″N 89°05′05″W / 44.35528°N 89.08472°W / 44.35528; -89.08472 (Waupaca)
60 Waupun Waupun Carnegie Library, Waupun Wisconsin.jpg Mar 8, 1904 $11,653 22 S. Madison St.
43°37′57″N 88°43′48″W / 43.63250°N 88.73000°W / 43.63250; -88.73000 (Waupun)
61 Wausau Wausau Jan 6, 1903 $29,000
62 Wauwatosa Wauwatosa Feb 7, 1905 $6,000
63 West Allis West Allis Mar 14, 1913 $15,000 1508 S. 75th St.

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Date
granted
[5]
Grant
amount
[5]
Location Notes
1 Beloit College Beloit Apr 24, 1903 $50,000
2 Lawrence College Appleton Jan 7, 1905 $54,000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Grants for the two libraries in Racine are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
  3. ^ "Library History". Baraboo Public Library. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Building History". Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  5. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.