Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"A Handsome Ornament to the City"

September 28, 1969, Appleton Post-Crescent
It was a grand day indeed, as evidenced here, when the new library opened up for good in 1969. And although I remember the old library down on Mill Street, this is the library I remember as a boy, when I came in to my own as a lifelong reader.  I wasn't too happy that they decimated Racine Street Park to build the facility, but I eventually got over it.  After all, the city had been flirting for years with promoting commercial development on the site, perhaps even from 1936 when the old Menasha High School burned on the site. 

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