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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series.|
|Placed By||The Madison Landmarks Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 307674 N 4772878|
|Decimal Degrees||43.08423333, -89.36276667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 5.054', W 89° 21.766'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 5' 3.24" N, 89° 21' 45.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1249 Williamson St, Madison WI 53703, US|
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