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Term: German Renaissance Revival (architecture)

Definition:

a style popular ca. 1880-1910 characterized by stepped "Flemish" gables with curved consoles, fractables, slim
piers rising to finials, and sculptural ornament. The greatest local concentration of such buildings is in Milwaukee, where the number and industry of immigrant Germans created a German intelligentsia in the late nineteenth century. A secondary concentration of these highly decorative buildings is found in Sheboygan County, where German settlement and industry were also especially strong. The best examples of the form include the Joseph Kalvelage House (1896-98) (NRHP 1978) and Frederick Pabst House (1890-92) (NRHP 1975) in Milwaukee, and the Chief Oshkosh Brewery (1879, 1911) in Oshkosh. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org. 

View pictures relating to architecture at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986). ]

74 records found

G.A.R.
gable (architecture)
gad (mining)
gaff (maritime)
gaff-topsail (maritime)
gale (maritime)
Galena
galena (mining)
Galena Light Guard; LaCrosse Light Guard (Civil Wa
galley (maritime)
gambrel roof (architecture)
gandy dancer (railroads)
Gandy-dancer (logging)
Gangway (logging)
garnet (mining)
gas stations in Wisconsin
gauge (railroads)
gay history in Wisconsin
Gay Purge of 1962
genealogy
General (Civil War)
General Allotment Act (1887)
General Motors plant, Janesville
Geneva Independents (Civil War)
Gentile League
German Renaissance Revival (architecture)
German-English Academy
Gettysburg, Battle of
ghee (dairy)
Gideons
ginseng
girt (farming)
Give-her-snoose (logging)
glume (farming)
Gogebic Boom (mining)
Gogebic Range
Golden Fleece Awards
gondola (railroads)
Good Roads Movement
gorget
Gothic revival (architecture)
Governor's Commission on Human Rights
Governor's Guard (Civil War)
governors
grab bar (railroads)
Grading-crew (logging)
gramineou (farming)
Grand Army of the Republic
Grand Chute
Grand Portage
Granger Movement
Grant Country Grays (Civil War)
Grant County Sixth (Civil War)
Grant County Union Guards (Civil War)
Great Depression
Great Lakes Intertribal Council
Great Migration
Great River
Greek revival (architecture)
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Union Guards (Civil War)
greenbacks (Civil War)
Greene County Guards (Civil War)
Greenhorn (Civil War)
greenstone (mining)
gross tonnage (maritime)
ground swell (maritime)
Ground-loader (logging)
grout (architecture)
Grub-stake (logging)
Gugler Lithographic Company
gulp of ore (mining)
gunwale (maritime)
gusset (maritime)

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