Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'temperance'
Term: grout (architecture)
a construction method that employed a synthetic wet mixture of materials which dried into stone-like hardness. The early use of grout in Wisconsin was a noteworthy innovation. In 1844, Joseph Goodrich developed a lime-sand-gravel-water mixture that was hardened in wooden forms. His so-called "grout" method enjoyed limited popularity in the Rock County area, particularly in Milton where Goodrich lived. The Goodrich method used local materials in the proportion of one bushel of lime for every seven or eight of gravel. According to Goodrich, the method was durable and relatively inexpensive. Although the grout method was never widespread, grout buildings were built outside the confines of Milton. The diffusion of the technique was no doubt due, in part, to Goodrich himself. As the proprietor of the grout Milton House, a popular "temperance inn" and stage stop, Goodrich was able to use his place of business as an advertisement for his favorite method of construction. Known locally as the "gravel man," Goodrich discussed his ideas in the local newspapers as early as 1846 and through private correspondence. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
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[Source: Cultural Resource Management in Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986).
36 records found
Ager, Waldemar Theodor 1869 - 1941
Arena, Iowa Co.
Arena, Village of, Iowa Co.
Barry, Alfred Constantine 1815 - 1888
Bond Law (temperance)
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Brown, Emma, 1827-1889
Brown, Thurlow Weed 1819 - 1866
Buslett, Ole Amundsen 1855 - 1924
Chafin, Eugene Wilder 1852 - 1920
Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891
Chynoweth, Edna Phillips, 1852-1950
Delavan [origin of place name]
Durkee, Charles 1805 - 1870
Dwinnell, Soloman Ashley 1812 - 1879
English immigrants in Wisconsin
Fallows, Samuel 1835 - 1922
Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
Footville, Village of, Rock Co.
Frank, Michael 1804 - 1894
Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
Jamestown, Grant Co.
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Kellogg, Amherst Willoughby 1829 - 1923
La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
Mazomanie (Historic Marker Erected 1996)
temperance movement in Wisconsin
Upham, Don Alonzo Joshua 1809 - 1877
Village of Dover (Historic Marker Erected 1953)
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler 1850 - 1919
Woman's Christian Temperance Union