Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

  • JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with id: 52

Carnegie Libraries in Superior and Hayward

Posted by
has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Friday, December 05, 2008 in Carnegie libraries


The postcard on the masthead for the WLHC website shows the building which Andrew Carnegie helped fund for Superior, Wisconsin. Beth Carpenter, the designer of the WLHC website, picked the postcard for the masthead, but I heartedly approve. I like it because it shows people around the library and a very neat vintage automobile that helps date the card. Unfortunately, the building is at risk. When the City of Superior was set to raze the building, a group of individuals banded together and were able to save the building at least temporarily. But to date they have been unable to find a permanent use for the building.  For more on the Superior Carnegie building click here.


carnegie-wi-hayward-1-72.jpgThe situation in Hayward, WI differs dramatically from the one in Superior. When the Hayward Public Library moved to a new building, the old Carnegie building was bought by a retailer that has done a fine job of restoring and preserving the building. A contributing factor to this more favorable outcome was the ideal location of the Carnegie building in a popular commercial district for tourists.  If you're in the Hayward area check it out. 


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Thursday, June 27, 2019


Popular Tags

Cornelia Marving Pierce 22 Hall of Fame 2018 DeForest Area Public Library membership libraries Postcards buil Increase A. Lapham Eratus Swift Wilcox Bernard Schwab 27 Helen Adams Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries James Huff Stout Academic Libraries CCBC Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries campaign Ruth Ann Montgomery Marjorie Sornson Malmberg WLA 125 Library e Gilbert H. Doane Woman's Congress Rusk County Community Library Evansville Wisconsin Wisconsin Free Library Commission Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Carl Spitzweg Larry T. Nix WLA 125 caly film Wisconsin Rapids Charles Bunge WLA 125 UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Dorothea M. Krause Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Brown County Library Public libraries Soughton Public Library Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Library people Hall of Fame 2015 Beloit Public Library Hall of Fame 2016 Black River Falls Public Library Frank Avery Hutchins Council on Library and Network Development Katharine MacDonald Jones Centennial 21 Parcel post Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide 28 J. D. Witter Lutie Eugenia Stearns caly film Bob Bochfer trav Library Trustees Public libraries 23 bed and breakfast background Hall of Fame 2009 Buttons Marketing-Publicity James Duane Doty Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library 20 Clarence Brown Lester Postcards Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Anniversaries Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Hall of Fame 2015 11 Portage Public Library WLA 125 People Delia Ovitz Lutie Stearns Cam William J. Wilson library memorabilia American Library Association Hall Suring Area Public Library Wisconsin Library Association McMillan Memorial Library WAAL I Love Libraries Middleton Public Library UW-Milwaukee Libraries Hall of Fame 2017 Publications Hall of Fame 2008 Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Events Amer Campaign National Bookmobile Day Historical Register books-by-mail Public library systems Orrilla Blackshear Library people Postcards Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Appleton Public Library Hall of Fame 2010 library education library exhibit Hall of Fame 2014 Hall of Fame 2012 T. B. Scott Free Public Library Library Buidlings Library celebrations Library Systems Pewaukee Public Library Pinback buttons Ruby Roeder Peter G. Hamon WWI Library War Service White House Conference on Library and Information Services Robert Bocher Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Gerald A. Somers Black River Falls presentations School of Library and Information Studies Library People UW-Madison school of library and information studies campaign bookworm Campaign Sarah Janice Kee Campaign Hall of Fame 2012 Wisconsin Free Library Commission S. Janice Kee Carnegie libraries Events & Meetings Superior Carnegie Libraries Meter mail slogans anniversaries Edward Asahel Birge Library Buildings 24 Cooperative Children's Book Center Milwaukee Art Museum Madison Public Library Beaver Dam Public Library State Law Library Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Academic Librarians Hall of Fame 2015 WHCLIS World War I state historical society Zona Gale Capitol Fire 1904 traveling libraries Nolan I. Neds American Library Association Library War Service Oshkosh Public Library Jane K. Billings library legislation School libraries campaign Lowell W. Wilson campa cam Bookmobiles 14 Wayne A. Wiegand Hall of Fame 2013 National Library Week Hall fo Fame 2012 Wisconsin Historical Society Clinton Public Library Brown Deer Public Library Jerome P. Daniels archives Louise S. Robbins Events & Meetings Hall of Fame 2012 Brown Deer Public Library Wisconsin State Law Library Irene W. Newman Klaus Linderfelt Ice Storm Digital Collections 10 Exhibits Anniversaries Library Artifacts Milwaukee Public Library John J. Jax Library History Milwaukee Public Library Eager Free Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Lucy E. Smith Morris caly film Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries COLAND Uncategorized Inform Wisconsin John Miller Chancellor Sandra Friedman Dolnick Wisconsin Library Bulletin Special libraries Hall of Fame 2018 Elroy Public Library Tower Hill Wisconsin Manitowoc Public Library Hartford Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Hall of Fame 2011 Dianne McAfee Hopkins Matthew S. Dudgeon Ripon Public Library Postcards hall of ca Gertrude Thurow Richard E. Krug

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo