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Lumber riches fund a Menomonie theater

Mabel Tainter Memorial Building


People who developed and profited from Wisconsin's enormous lumber-related enterprises in the nineteenth century also endowed the northern part of the state with lasting examples of public generosity. None is more outstanding than the remarkable building Captain Andrew Tainter built in Menomonie as a memorial to his eldest daughter, who had died while away at college. The Mabel Tainter Memorial Building was constructed in 1889 to house a public library, public meeting rooms and a theater. For more information, visit the Mabel Tainter's own Web site.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
The Founding of Social Institutions
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Ellis, Harvey
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places
Citation: Mabel Tainter Memorial Building. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1419; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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