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Architecture and History Inventory


Historic Name: Wheeler Hall, Northland College

Other Name: Wheeler Hall


Reference Number: 2625


Location (Address): 1411 ELLIS AVE

County: Ashland

City: Ashland


Unincorporated Community: 





Quarter Section: 

Quarter/Quarter Section: 


Year Built: 1893


Survey Date:1982

Historic Use: university or college building

Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival

Property Type: Building

Structural System: 

Wall Material: Brick

Architect:H.P. Padley

Other Buildings On Site: 

Demolished?: No

Demolished Date: 


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.


Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation-Public History, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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