Ideas for the columns are on display at the library. Which one do you like?
Weigh In on the Bank Columns at the Menasha Library
Menasha’s Landmarks Commission invites your input on the ideas submitted last month for using the columns recovered after razing the downtown bank building. The ideas are displayed and numbered on the art wall this month at the library, with a notebook inviting your comments.
The four monolithic ornate Greek Revival style columns are topped with Corinthian capitals in an elaborate acanthus leaf design and considered to be the tallest single-piece columns in Wisconsin. They were brought to Menasha from Indiana in 1916. They are currently in storage, awaiting the winner of this design competition.
The designs are drawings, models, and statements describing locations for the columns somewhere in Menasha. The library’s art wall is on the main floor inside its Miron Fireside Room.
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