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

Farnsworth Public Library

 
 
Farnsworth Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 17, 2019
1. Farnsworth Public Library Marker
Inscription.  This library, by architect Henry Foeller, was completed in 1903. Oconto lumberman George Farnsworth gifted $15,000 for the building and gave the dedicatory address. The library is a beautiful example of the Neoclassical Revival style and is a vital institution in Oconto; its expansion in 1993 reflects this importance.
 
Erected 2018 by Farnsworth Public Library and Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 579.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 44° 53.349′ N, 87° 52.36′ W. Marker is in Oconto, Wisconsin, in Oconto County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 707 Main St, Oconto WI 54153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicholas Perrot (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. Ό mile away); Oconto County Veteran's Memorial (approx.
Farnsworth Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 17, 2019
2. Farnsworth Public Library Marker
Marker is located near the main entrance, under the pine tree left of center.
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0.3 miles away); Stanley Toy Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Beyer Home (approx. half a mile away); Mission of St. Francois Xavier (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oconto Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Copper Culture Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconto.
 
Regarding Farnsworth Public Library. A brief history from the library's website: http://www.ocontolibrary.org/about-the-library.html
 
Additional keywords. Libraries
 
Farnsworth Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 17, 2019
3. Farnsworth Public Library
The original 1903 Library Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022