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

Columbus Public Library

 
 
Columbus Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 11, 2013
1. Columbus Public Library Marker
Inscription. The Prairie Style Library was designed by Louis W. Claude (former associate of Louis Sullivan) and Edward F. Starck of Madison, Wisconsin, and built with funding from Andrew Carnegie and the Columbus Women's Club. The library was dedicated November 1, 1912. In 1990, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and became handicapped accessible with a new entrance.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
 
Location. 43° 20.34′ N, 89° 0.952′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Dickason Boulevard and West James Street (Wisconsin Highway 16/60) on South Dickason Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 West James Street, Columbus WI 53925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Farmers & Merchants Union Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor James Taylor Lewis / Governor Lewis: Civil War Era (approx. 0.4 miles
Columbus Public Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2009
2. Columbus Public Library and Marker
Register #90001704
away); World War II Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lowell Women Firefighters (approx. 9.8 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 12 miles away); Marshall Academy and High School (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of other markers for buildings designed by Claude & Starck.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Library. (Submitted on March 8, 2010.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
Columbus Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 11, 2013
3. Columbus Public Library
City of Columbus Historic Preservation Commission plaque to the right of the main entrance.
Columbus Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 11, 2013
4. Columbus Public Library
Main entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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