Carnegie Free Library

Also known as: Carnegie Public Library; Sturgeon Bay Old Library; Stangle Accounting and Tax Service, S.C.
354 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Former Carnegie Library now serving an accounting firm as an office building

Photos 

Overview Looking West

It's back there, behind the trees. This building is well hidden on all sides by foliage, and closer up with ivy.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2015

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Description 

The Sturgeon Bay Library was voted into existence in 1866 and was housed in various locations until 1911, when Andrew Carnegie made a donation to the city to construct this building. The library opened in this building in 1913.

It served the community until the library outgrew the library building. A new library, located a block to the southeast, opened in 1974.

The Carnegie Library building was placed on the NRHP in 1988.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 1988
Reference number
88003069
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Library
Current function
Professional
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
1913

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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