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

Merrill City Hall

1889 – 1977

 
 
Merrill City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 8, 2008
1. Merrill City Hall Marker
Inscription.  Incorporated in 1883, Merrill built this City Hall in 1888–1889 for $16,275. The building was designed by architect T. D. Allen of Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and was constructed of local brick, sandstone, and virgin timber. From 1891–1911 the City Hall housed one of northern Wisconsin's first three libraries. The building served as the seat of city government until 1977. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 439.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 45° 10.815′ N, 89° 41.361′ W. Marker is in Merrill, Wisconsin, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street (State Highway 64) and East 1st Street (State Highway 64), on the left when traveling
Merrill City Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 8, 2008
2. Merrill City Hall and Marker
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west on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merrill WI 54452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merrill Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); T.B. Scott Free Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Three Arch Stone Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pere Rene Menard (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County (approx. 8.7 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Richardsonian Romanesque. "This very free revival style incorporates 11th and 12th Century southern French, Spanish and Italian Romanesque characteristics." (Submitted on June 18, 2008.) 
 
Merrill City Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
3. Merrill City Hall and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,366 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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