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303 ELM ST

Architecture and History Inventory
303 ELM ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:LANE LIBRARY
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Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:43595
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):303 ELM ST
County:Fond du Lac
City:Ripon
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1930
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Survey Date:1976
Historic Use:library
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Architect:ROGER SUTHERLAND
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Ripon College Historic District
National Register Listing Date:6/2/1995 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/20/1995 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:Lane Library, designed by Ripon College alumnus Roger Sutherland and completed in 1931. This Beaux-Arts Classical building, dominated by a colossal Ionic portico, consists of a two-story central block flanked by wings. French entry doors are framed by fluted pilasters, an elegant fanlight, and a plain entablature with the inscription "He That Doeth Truth Cometh to the Light." Opposite the library is a sculpture, "Genesis," created by Ripon alumnus Clarence Shaler and presented to the college in 1936. The bronze female face and arm emerging from a block of rough-hewn granite symbolizes the emergence of form from chaos “in the beginning.”
Bibliographic References:Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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