Eager Free Public Library Building
38 West Main Street
Evansville, Wisconsin 53536-1144

Open during business hours.
While in the library, ask for the Evansville architectural walking tour brochure.

Claude & Starck, 1908

The earliest of Claude & Starck’s Sullivanesque libraries, followed by similar buildings in Merrill, Barron, and Tomah. Built in memory of local businessman Almeron Eager, the building cost about $16,000, including landscaping and the removal of the previous building on the lot. The band of ornament under the eaves was originally a bronze green color. A remodeling to make the building conform to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act was undertaken by Mark Kraft, Architect-Engineers, Inc. of Madison, and was completed in 1996 at a cost of $406,000.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places, 1978.

Photographs from 2003 courtesy of Richard Kenyon; historic postcard image courtesy of Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Visser, Kristin. Frank Lloyd Wright & the Prairie School in Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.: Prairie Oak Press, 1998 (Second Edition), p. 141-43.








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