D. R. Moon Memorial Library

E. Fourth Ave., Stanley, Wisconsin

Simple, one story, neoclassical building and survivor of a great fire

Photos 

North (Front) Elevation

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2017

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Description 

On Friday, May 18, 1906 a great fire swept through Stanley, destroying almost everything and leaving 80 families homeless. The fire began mid-afternoon in a building that was part of the Northwestern Lumber Company and spread before fire fighters could get it under control.

One historical record states the public library was destroyed, however, during a visit, one old time resident pointed out the blackened area of the exterior wall. "That was caused by the fire," she told us. "The library was one of a few buildings that survived the great fire."

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1985
Reference number
85003096
NR name
Moon, D. R., Memorial Library
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Library
Current function
Library
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1901

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2017: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos

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