Herbster in Bayfield County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Federal government granted approval for the project on May 13, 1939, and work was completed in the spring of 1940 at the cost of $30,000. The community has preserved “The Gym” for its continued use as a public gathering place and town hall. Today, the center is recognized as one of the most impressive WPA projects in northern Wisconsin and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2008 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 522.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Notable BuildingsWisconsin Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
Location. 46° 49.876′ N, 91° 15.776′ W. Marker is in Herbster, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker is on Lenawee Road 0.1 miles south of Wisconsin Highway 13, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Herbster WI 54844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School Consolidation (approx. 7 miles away); Tragedy of The Siskiwit (approx. 8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.