Sparta Free Library Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 56.667 W 090° 48.732
15T E 675570 N 4868029
Quick Description: Sparta Free Library Historical Marker at 124 West Main Street in Sparta, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2007 12:31:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM1X7Y
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
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Long Description:
"Prior to the construction of this building in 1902, the Sparta Free Library had several homes in the community. Schick and Roth, a LaCrosse architectural firm, designed the library building.

Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie provided construction funds. The Carnegie Foundation approved Sparta's application for $10,000 when the city agreed to allocate $1,000 annually to the library. The foundation funded 64 libraries in Wisconsin and 1,679 in the United States.

This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Erected 2004
Wisconsin Historical Society"
County: Monroe

Location: Building

MarkerID: 489

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