1900 – Oshkosh Public Library Opens

On this date the Oshkosh Public Library opened. Designed in the Neo-classical style by William Waters, the building features a raised main floor with broad steps leading from Washington Avenue to a portico with six Ionic columns. Initially the second floor was not used for library purposes, but reserved for a lecture room, a museum, and future expansion of library services. A museum was opened in the second floor space in 1905. [Source: ]