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The Ark Cottage on the Shoreline of Archibald Lake

The Ark Cottage on the Shoreline of Archibald Lake | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
View looking across Archibald Lake toward the island on the right, and the mainland in the distance on a cloudy day. Three very tall trees are standing at the shoreline of the island next to the Wheeler frame house with porch, also known as The Ark, on the right. Water lilies are floating in the lake in front of the house.
DESCRIPTION
View looking across Archibald Lake toward the island on the right, and the mainland in the distance on a cloudy day. Three very tall trees are standing at the shoreline of the island next to the Wheeler frame house with porch, also known as The Ark, on the right. Water lilies are floating in the lake in front of the house.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:138239
Creation Date: 1906
Creator Name:Holt, Lucy
City:Townsend, Town of
County:Oconto
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Lucy Holt photo albums, 1895-1936
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2018-012, Album 2
Original Dimensions:6.75 x 4.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Wheeler frame house on the Island at Archibald Lake was commissioned by Anna Holt Wheeler, the sister of W.A. Holt. This house was known as the Ark. "When it was first built it stood on the waters edge, and this, plus some Biblical imagination, gave it its name." Source: Holt, Constance W. & Holt Jr., Donald R.(1968). "Place Names." This unpublished manuscript is part of Holt Family Albums collection.
SUBJECTS
Cottages
Porches
Islands
Vacation homes
Lakes
Outdoor photography
Trees
Shorelines

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