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

U.S. Post Office

 
 
U.S. Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. U.S. Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Prior to the construction of this building in 1915, Sparta's post office was housed in a variety of buildings such as the nearby Masonic Temple. Although the initial federal appropriation for the post office was secured by Congressman John Esch around 1910, it was not until 1914 that $60,000 was set aside to construct this building. Construction of a federal building in Sparta marked a major development for the community.

This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
 
Erected 2004 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 487.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 43° 56.661′ N, 90° 48.733′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Court Street and West Main Street, on the right when traveling north on South Court Street
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. Marker is at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 West Main Street, Sparta WI 54656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sparta Free Library (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort McCoy South Post Gates (approx. 4.1 miles away); Coulee Country (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Driftless Area (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
U.S. Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. U.S. Post Office and Marker
U.S. Post Office, Sparta, Wisconsin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2012
3. U.S. Post Office, Sparta, Wisconsin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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