Lecture on The Carnegie Library Designs of Claude & Starck

Tis’ the season for lectures, it seems. On Thursday, April 5th the Wright Lecture Series presents “The Shared Ideal: The Carnegie Library Designs of Claude & Starck.” The lecture will be held at 7pm in the Monona Terrace Lecture Hall and is free and open to the public. columbuspl.jpg

From the Madison Public Library What’s New blog:

Louis Claude and Edward Starck designed many of Madison’s most popular early 20th century buildings. Their practice, however, was highlighted by the nearly forty Carnegie libraries in five states they designed between 1902 and 1915. Learn, through the imagery of vintage postcards, how these talented, yet low key architects, were influenced by more famous members of the Chicago School.

To view a sampling of Claude and Starck’s designs like the one of the Columbus Public Library above, see Library Postcards: Civic Pride in a Lost America.