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711 59TH PL

Architecture and History Inventory
711 59TH PL | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:GILBERT M. SIMMONS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Other Name:GILBERT M. SIMMONS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Contributing:
Reference Number:9625
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):711 59TH PL
County:Kenosha
City:Kenosha
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
Town:
Range:
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Section:
Quarter Section:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1900
Additions:
Survey Date:1999
Historic Use:library
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Architect:D.H. BURNHAM
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Simmons, Gilbert M., Memorial Library
National Register Listing Date:12/17/1974 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation. PEDIMENTED ENTRANCE PORTICO W/IONIC COLUMNS. CENTRAL DOME.

During the 1970s the glass floor was removed from the west wing. As of 1998, plans were discussed to install an elevator, a difficult task not only because the addition would require sawing through marble, but also because the building is a beloved landmark in the community and members want to see both the exterior and interior preserved. The project is estimated to cost 1/4 million dollars. (C).
Bibliographic References:A. KENOSHA NEWS 11/14/1994. B. KENOSHA NEWS 10/5/1996. C. December 1998 phone conversation with Steven Hutchens, Reference Librarian.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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