Ripon in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
401 Watson Street
1905–1973 · Public Library (relocated)
1973–1996 · Pearl's House of Fashion
1996–Present · Accurate Controls
The majority of the money for the building of this library was given to the city by Andrew Carnegie. There was much dispute over where to place the Public Library, but the city board soon decided to build it at 401 Watson Street.
Erected 2004 by the Boy Scouts of America; Eagle Scout Project.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
Location. 43° 50.566′ N, 88° 50.32′ W. Marker is in Ripon, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is at the intersection of Watson Street and Seward Street on Watson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Watson Street, Ripon WI 54971, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Ripon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Republican Party (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of the Republican Party (about 700 feet away); Ripon College (approx. First Congregational Church of Ripon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ceresco (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carrie Chapman Catt (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Daycholah" (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ripon.
Also see . . .
1. Ripon College Carnegie Building. "In 2005, a generous donor acquired the building for Ripon College." (Submitted on December 12, 2012.)
2. Carnegie Library in Ripon. (Submitted on December 12, 2012.)
3. History of the Library. (Submitted on December 12, 2012.)
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