Sixth Ward Public Library

Sixth Ward Public Library (HMXSI)

Location: Madison, WI 53703 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 5.054', W 89° 21.766'

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Claude and Starck, Architects

— 1912 —

The Sixth Ward Public Library was funded by a grant from Andrew Carnegie and is the oldest existing Carnegie library building in Madison. It is significant as the work of architects Claude and Starck, and is designed in the Collegiate Gothic style executed in red brick with limestone arches, niches and banding. The style was popular for academic buildings and sought to emulate the character of elite colleges such as Oxford and Cambridge. Original interior features included a lower level auditorium for lectures and an upper level reading room featuring a barrel vaulted ceiling.

Designated October 02, 1995
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series.
Marker Number131
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Madison Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 307674 N 4772878
Decimal Degrees43.08423333, -89.36276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.054', W 89° 21.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 3.24" N, 89° 21' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1249 Williamson St, Madison WI 53703, US
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