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.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Soughton Public Library

Some Libraries Sharing Municipal Facilities

Posted by Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
in Library buildings
Appleton Public Library
In the previous blog post I discussed some newly completed “stand alone” library buildings in Wisconsin in 1904.  Libraries, however, often shared a facility with another part of municipal government. This often preceded a separate library building. For smaller communities this was more common.  One example of a larger community where this occurred is the public library in Appleton, WI (see postcard above). Appleton dedicated a new municipal building in 1900. The public library occupied the first floor of the building and the City Hall was located on the second floor. This arrangement continued until 1939 when the City Hall moved out of the building, and the library occupied the entire building. 
Clinton Public Library
The Clinton Public Library (above)shared a building with the city hall and the fire department. The library was located on the left side of the building and the fire department on the right side with the City Hall in the middle. Note the fire lookout tower behind the fire station.
Portage Public Library
The Portage Public Library (above) shared a building with the armory (for Company F) and the city hall. The library was on the left, the armory in the middle, and the city hall on the right.
Stoughton Public LibraryThe Stoughton Public Library shared a building with the city hall and an opera house. 
These are only a few examples of public libraries that shared a municipal facility.


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo