1411 ELLIS AVE
Architecture and History Inventory
Historic Name: Wheeler Hall, Northland College
Other Name: Wheeler Hall
Reference Number: 2625
Location (Address): 1411 ELLIS AVE
Year Built: 1893
Historic Use: university or college building
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival
Property Type: Building
Wall Material: Brick
Other Buildings On Site:
National/State Register Listing Name: WHEELER HALL, NORTHLAND COLLEGE
National Register Listing Date: 1977-09-13
State Register Listing Date: 1989-01-01
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information: A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.
A large and symmetrical three story building with basement and attic designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of red brick and brownstone by H.P. Padley a partner of Conover & Porter of Madison. A large Richardsonian arched entry marks the main north facade.
Wheeler Hall is the original building of Northland College originally the Northland College, originally the North Wisconsin Academy of 1893. The building is mostly a copy of Scowville Hall of Beloit College.
Bibliographic References: ASHLAND DAILY PRESS 4/27/1995.
SUPERIOR DAILY TELEGRAM 5/4/1995.
Ashland Daily Press 7/8/1992.
Eckert, Kathryn. Sandstone Buildings in the Lake Superior Region. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000.
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