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30 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy. S.

National or State Register of Historic Places
30 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy. S. | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Marshall Memorial Hall
Reference Number:93000264
Location (Address):30 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy. S.
City/Village:Lake Delton
Marshall Memorial Hall
30 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Lake Delton, Sauk County
Architect: Edward Tough
Construction Date: 1928

Marshall Memorial Hall is a small, well designed, Georgian Revival style, brick building constructed to house a public library and the offices of the Town of Delton. The Hall was built with a bequest from Roujet De Lisle Marshall (1847-1922) a longtime associate justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court who had spent his boyhood in the village.

The building was designed by Edward Tough (1878-1970), a Scottish born architect who practiced mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. Tough's decision to give this building a Georgian Revival appearance reflected the great popularity of colonial-inspired buildings sparked by the well-publicized restoration and reconstruction of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.

As a result of Marshall's bequest, the Town was able to build a larger and more elaborate building than would otherwise have been possible for such a small community. Located at the back of the building is a sizable meeting room. This space, known as the auditorium, has a raised stage, a large arched opening above the stage called a proscenium arch, and rooms behind the stage.

Marshall Memorial Hall has been in continuous use since its completion and is a good example of how historic building styles were revived and reused to meet early twentieth century needs. The Hall is still used by the Town of Delton and is open to the public during daily business hours.

Period of Significance:1928
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Government: City Hall
Historic Use:Education: Library
Historic Use:Recreation And Culture: Theater
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Architectural Style:Other
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Tough, Edward
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:04/01/1993
State Register Listing Date:01/15/1993
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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