Janesville Public Library - Janesville, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 40.885 W 089° 01.258
16T E 334422 N 4727417
Quick Description: The Janesville Public Library building was built in 1902-1903. The Carnegie Foundation contributed $30,000 toward its construction. The building is now called the Crossroads building and serves as a Senior Center.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 6:57:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM2E98
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
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Long Description:

This Janesville Public Library building opened on June 15, 1903 and served as a library until April 1968. It now serves as a Senior Center.

The second story of the building contained an auditorium that was home to the Apollo Club and later the Janesville Little Theater.

From the University of Wisconsin Digital Collection:
"The building is constructed of gray brick trimmed with Bedford limestone. An Ionic portico with paired end columns marks the center of the facade. Brooklyn-born architect J.T.W. Jennings designed this building during his term as supervising architect of the University of Wisconsin Buildings and Grounds. He is responsible for many buildings on the Madison campus, including Agricultural Hall, the Dairy Barn, and the Engineering and Horticulture Buildings."

Street address:
64 S Main St
Janesville, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Rock

Year listed: 1981

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event: Architect: Jennings,J.T.W: Style: Classical Revival

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Education, Recreation And Culture: Library, Theater

Current function: Government, Recreation And Culture, Social: Government Office, Theater

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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