Waupaca Free Public Library

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Waupaca Free Public Library
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Location 321 S. Main St., Waupaca, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°21′19″N89°5′5″W / 44.35528°N 89.08472°W / 44.35528; -89.08472 Coordinates: 44°21′19″N89°5′5″W / 44.35528°N 89.08472°W / 44.35528; -89.08472
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Architect Parkinson and Dockendorff
Starmont, James [1]
Architectural style English Tudor Revival/Arts and Crafts
MPS Public Library Facilities of Wisconsin MPS
NRHP reference # 96000732 [2]
Added to NRHP June 28, 1996

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References

  1. 1 2 "Wisconsin - Waupaca" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. City of Waupaca. 2014.
  2. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.