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Winona Public Library, Winona, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stickerooni
N 44° 03.056 W 091° 38.429
15T E 608905 N 4878428
Quick Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this uniquely designed building houses a modern library.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2006 6:44:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMV10
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 45

Long Description:
According to a pamphlet written in 1901:

"THE LAIRD LIBRARY BUILDING
Was presented on January 21, 1899 to the Winona Free Public Library. ...
it's outside dimensions are eighty-five feet front and sixty-four feet at the side, with thirty feet additional depth in the three story stack wing. The top of the outer dome is fifty-six feet above street grade, the ceiling of the principal rooms is fifteen feet six inches from the floor, and the basement ceiling eleven feet. The exchange room ceiling rises thirty feet into an inner dome, and is pierced by a large rose window of leaded glass, a delicate composition from the hand of Otto Heinigke. The finish is in quartered oak of rich tone and the decorations quiet and harmonious. ...
The cost of the building exclusive of the site was about fifty thousand dollars. This sum does not include the cost of furniture and fixtures ...."

The building has been well kept with the original design, but updated to accomodate internet use, and a large volume of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, audio, etc.

I'd encourage a visit to their web site and check out the historic pictures. And of course stop in if you are in the area.
Classification of Library: Public Library (Open to all)

Internet access available: Yes - Library Terminal: Register with Library Clerk to use

Hours of Operation:
MONDAY 10AM---6PM TUESDAY 10AM---8PM WEDNESDAY 10AM---6PM THURSDAY 10AM---8PM FRIDAY 10AM---6PM SATURDAY 10AM---5PM Saturday Summer Hours 9AM--NOON Memorial Day through Labor Day


Approximate date of opening.: 01/21/1899

Library Website: [Web Link]

Additional Internet Connection Options: Not listed

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