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

Mabel Tainter Memorial

 
 
Mabel Tainter Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 21, 2008
1. Mabel Tainter Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Erected to the memory of Mabel Tainter, daughter of lumberman Andrew L. Tainter and his wife Bertha, and given to area citizens on July 3, 1890, the Memorial reflects advanced American architectural, social, educational and religious thought of the era. Designer Harvey Ellis, in the employ of St. Paul architect L.S. Buffington, created this important and sophisticated structure of local sandstone in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Carvings, stenciling, leaded glass, brass and mar­ble grace the interior, with a strong Moorish influence evident in the design of the ornate auditorium.

The Memorial provided the community a reading room and library, club rooms, and an auditorium. It also served as the home of the original Menomonie Unitarian Society, whose minister, Henry Doty Maxson, inspired the Tainters to have it built as a center dedicated to the city's moral and social welfare. The Mabel Tainter Memorial continues to provide a cultural and educational focus for the entire community.
 
Erected 1989 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 290.)
 
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historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Unitarian Universalism (UUism), and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1976.
 
Location. 44° 52.598′ N, 91° 55.672′ W. Marker is in Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 29) and 2nd Street East, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Main Street, Menomonie WI 54751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of Company H (a few steps from this marker); Historic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gateway to the Historic Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); Stori House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Stephen Tainter (approx. 1.2 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials
Mabel Tainter Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 25, 2010
2. Mabel Tainter Memorial Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Chippewa Valley White Pine (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menomonie.
 
Mabel Tainter Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 24, 2011
3. Mabel Tainter Memorial and Marker
Mabel Tainter Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 21, 2008
4. Mabel Tainter Memorial and Marker
Mabel Tainter Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 21, 2008
5. Mabel Tainter Memorial
Memorial Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 25, 2010
6. Memorial Entrance
NRHP Plaque at Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 25, 2010
7. NRHP Plaque at Entrance
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,981 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on November 30, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on August 31, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6, 7. submitted on November 30, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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