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Merrill in Lincoln County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

T.B. Scott Free Library

 
 
T.B. Scott Free Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 8, 2008
1. T.B. Scott Free Library Marker
Inscription. This building (1911) is an outstanding example of library design in “Prairie School” architecture by Claude and Starck. The library was established (1889) through a bequest from T.B. Scott, lumberman, legislator, and Merrill’s first mayor, and was located in the City Hall until 1911. It was the first public library to conduct English classes for immigrants (1905) and one of the first “traveling libraries” (1898) in Wisconsin.
 
Erected 1974. (Marker Number 107.)
 
Location. 45° 10.764′ N, 89° 42.096′ W. Marker is in Merrill, Wisconsin, in Lincoln County. Marker is on West 1st Street (State Highway 64) west of North Polk Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 West 1st St, Merrill WI 54452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Arch Stone Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merrill Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Merrill City Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pere Rene Menard
T.B. Scott Free Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 8, 2008
2. T.B. Scott Free Library and Marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 107.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by Claude & Starck.
 
Also see . . .
1. Library History. "1886... Scott wills $10,000 to the city to found a free public library..." (Submitted on June 18, 2008.) 

2. Claude and Starck. "Claude and Starck was an architectural firm in Madison, Wisconsin at the turn of the twentieth century." (Submitted on June 18, 2008.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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