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3 MILL ST

Architecture and History Inventory
3 MILL ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Elisha D. Smith Library
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:60460
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):3 MILL ST
County:Winnebago
City:Menasha
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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Range:
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Quarter Section:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1898
Additions:
Survey Date:1984
Historic Use:library
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Limestone
Architect:Van Ryn and de Gelleke
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:Yes
Demolished Date:1989
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Upper Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:12/6/1984 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:Two 'site files' (Elisha D. Smith Library & Upper Main Street Historic District) exist for this property. They contain additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. They are public records and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

As the name implies, the funds for the original library were provided by Elisha D. Smith, the founder of the present Menasha Corp. The first building was located on the corner of Mill and Water streets, where the office building, Riverplace, now stands.
Bibliographic References:(A) Building inscription. Downtown Menasha Historical Walking Tour, Menasha Historical Society.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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