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

Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library

 
 
Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, November 16, 2010
1. Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated May 30, 1900
This library building a gift of Zalmon G. Simmons to the citizens of Kenosha as a memorial to his son Gilbert M. Simmons (1852-1890)
His vision and generosity were appreciated by the pioneer town he believed in and loved.
Architect Danial Hudson Burnham (1846-1912)
 
Erected 1974 by Kenosha Landmarks Commission Kenosha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 110.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Kenosha City Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1900.
 
Location. 42° 34.837′ N, 87° 49.164′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker can be reached from 59th Place. Library is located in the middle of Library Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 59th Place, Kenosha WI 53140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. David Leet and S Sgt. James Van Bendegom (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Reuben Deming (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Congregational Church (about 300 feet away); St. Matthew’s Church (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Orson Welles (about 600 feet away); The First Church in Kenosha (about 700 feet away); Site of the First Free School (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
 
More about this marker. Marker is Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 110, Wisconsin Council for Local History
 
Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, November 16, 2010
2. Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library Marker
Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, November 16, 2010
3. Gilbert M. Simmons Memorial Library
Marker is located to the right of the front door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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