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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 19, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Jan 18, 2012

After posting yesterday about the Claude and Stark-designed Carnegie Library in Rochelle, IL, PrairieMod pal, John Clouse, was kind enough to send some photos of other Claude and Stark libraries he's visited. See all the photos after the jump... (1911 Merrill, Wisconsin) (1916 Tomah, Wisconsin) John also provides a partial list of some the other Claude and Starck-designed libraries, including a few of the "seven sisters" that are characterized by the Prairie School style: •...




 

 

DSC_0750 Claude & Starck 1913 Barron Public LibraryAfter posting yesterday about the Claude and Stark-designed Carnegie Library in Rochelle, IL, PrairieMod pal, John Clouse, was kind enough to send some photos of other Claude and Stark libraries he's visited. See all the photos after the jump...

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(1911 Merrill, Wisconsin)

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(1916 Tomah, Wisconsin)

John also provides a partial list of some the other Claude and Starck-designed libraries, including a few of the "seven sisters" that are characterized by the Prairie School style:

• Aitkin, Minnesota:Carnegie Library

• Barron, Wisconsin: public library (1913; one of the "seven sisters")

• Delavan, Wisconsin: Aram Public Library on Fourth Street (1907)

• Detroit Lakes, Minnesota: Carnegie Library (1913; listed since 1976 in the National Register of Historic Places)

• Evansville, Wisconsin: public library (1908; perhaps the first of the "seven sisters")

• Hoquiam, Washington: Carnegie Library (circa 1910; listed since 1982 in the National Register of Historic Places)

• Jefferson, Wisconsin: public library (listed since 1980 in the National Register of Historic Places)

• Kaukauna, Wisconsin: public library (1905)

• Merrill, Wisconsin: T.B. Scott Free Library (1911; listed since 1974 in the National Register of Historic Places; one of the "seven sisters")

• Rochelle, Illinois: public library

• Shawano, Wisconsin: public library (1914; one of the "seven sisters"; now demolished)

• Tomah, Wisconsin: public library (1916; listed since 1976 in the National Register of Historic Places)

• Wilmette, Illinois: public library (1904)

How many have you visited? If you've got photos to share, feel free to email them to me! Thanks for the info and the great photos John!

Top image info: 1913 Barron, Wisconsin. All images copyright John Clouse



 

 

 
 
 

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