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.

Madison's Central Libraries

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Public libraries

The Madison Public Library's new central library was dedicated today. The new central library is a substantial remake of the central library building which was built in 1965. For all practical purposes it is a new building. The first separate library building for the City of Madison was a building built with assistance from Andrew Carnegie.  That building which was located at 206 N. Carroll Street opened to the public on February 23, 1906. One of the most unusual aspects of the building was that the Library School of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission (the predecessor of the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies) was housed on its second floor.  The Carnegie building was razed after the completion of the 1965 building to make way for a parking lot. The 1965 central library building was named the Bernard Schwab Library in 1990 in honor of Schwab who retired as the Madison Public Library's Director in 1981. He played a major role in the design of the building which was built during his tenure.

pc-wi-madison-100

1906  Carnegie Building

Madison Central Library 1965

1965 Building, Named the Bernard Schwab Library in 1990

Madison Central Library 2013

New Central Library 2013

 

Comments

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

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Popular Tags

Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries WWI Library War Service Middleton Public Library Delia Ovitz People Richard E. Krug National Bookmobile Day Madison Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2011 Library people Postcards campaign Bookmobiles American Library Association Library War Service library exhibit hall of Frank Avery Hutchins DeForest Area Public Library Milwaukee Public Library Clarence Brown Lester Historical Register Ice Storm Cornelia Marving Pierce campaign Hall of Fame 2013 Carl Spitzweg library memorabilia Library celebrations Hall of Fame 2008 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Library People Hall of Fame 2012 Katharine MacDonald Jones Elroy Public Library Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Postcards Marketing-Publicity Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Hall Sarah Janice Kee ca Library Trustees Wisconsin Historical Society S. Janice Kee Woman's Congress Hall of Fame 2009 campaign Exhibits bookworm Library History Postcards Hartford Public Library Bernard Schwab Carnegie libraries Anniversaries Milwaukee Public Library Campaign Tower Hill Wisconsin background Wisconsin Library Association Wisconsin Library Heritage Center campa Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Brown County Library Library Buidlings Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries CCBC Events & Meetings Gerald A. Somers Uncategorized traveling libraries National Library Week School libraries School of Library and Information Studies Hall fo Fame 2012 presentations Hall of Fame 2012 Campaign Special libraries Library Systems Wisconsin Free Library Commission Ruth Ann Montgomery Pewaukee Public Library Edward Asahel Birge UW-Milwaukee Libraries Wisconsin Rapids Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Beloit Public Library Cooperative Children's Book Center Library people archives Evansville Wisconsin Milwaukee Art Museum Beaver Dam Public Library Rusk County Community Library Library Artifacts Anniversaries buil Events McMillan Memorial Library bed and breakfast Campaign Oshkosh Public Library Academic Libraries J. D. Witter Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Suring Area Public Library John Miller Chancellor Hall of Fame 2010 Digital Collections cam Zona Gale Eager Free Public Library Lutie Eugenia Stearns Postcards T. B. Scott Free Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 Library Buildings anniversaries Public libraries Publications

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo

Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Logo