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SAVE
FOREST HOME

LIBRARY

Join us to prevent demolition & support reuse!

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“Inside was beautiful. Light and airy. It was so spacious and bright, and it smelled new! I remember picking out my stack of books and heading up to the desk to check them out.” 


- K. Kenealy, on attending opening day of Forest Home Library

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“An alive and creative solution to small scale public architecture.” 
 

- Honor Award Judges, 1967

“Lived there. Just magical. It gave books context, dignity and gravitas."


- Denise K.

“Forest Home Library was my home away from home all through grade school and my freshman year in High School. I'll never forget that.”


- Juan R.

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1967
Forest Home Library won two design awards for its innovative use of steel and glass

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COMMUNITY VOICES

Share your favorite Forest Home Library memories and read what others are saying about this important mid century icon!

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Forest Home Library Interior 2_Jan 1967

"I remember feeling sad when I heard that the Forest Home branch was closing. That building was a big part of my youth."

EXPLORE HISTORY

Construction photos, original plans, information about the architects, and more!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Sign our petition on Change.org and make sure your voice is heard!

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Alternatives

to Demolition

We believe that a win-win-win scenario exists. There can be a future where Forest Home Library is preserved and Milwaukee’s Historic Mitchell Street neighborhood can gain a valuable resource in the form of a Children’s Wisconsin health clinic.

Download the Historic Preservation Study Report

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