Sparta Free Library

Sparta Free Library (HM5R5)

Location: Sparta, WI 54656 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 56.671', W 90° 48.733'

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Prior to the construction of this building in 1902, the Sparta Free Library had several homes in the community. Schick and Roth, a LaCrosse architectural firm, designed the library building.

Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie provided construction funds. The Carnegie Foundation approved Sparta's application for $10,000 when the city agreed to allocate $1,000 annually to the library. The foundation funded 64 libraries in Wisconsin and 1,679 in the United States.

This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
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HM NumberHM5R5
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
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Marker Number490
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:09am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 675568 N 4868037
Decimal Degrees43.94451667, -90.81221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.671', W 90° 48.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 40.26" N, 90° 48' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 N Court St, Sparta WI 54656, US
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