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Historic Name:Gust Brothers' Store
Reference Number:02000834
Location (Address):101 Fourth Street
Gust Brothers Store
101 Fourth Street, Baraboo, Sauk County
Date of construction: 1877
Builder: Hire, Michael (Mason)

The Gust Brothers Store is a small, two-story commercial building located on the outer corner of the courthouse square in Baraboo. The building's stone construction and decorative details distinguish it from other historic period commercial buildings that define Baraboo's downtown. Built in 1877 as a meat market, the building has housed a variety of businesses, including two banks and various professional offices. The second floor was once used for overflow guests from the Warren Hotel located across the street (no longer extant). By the 1880s this floor may have been used as an apartment, and was remodeled to its current appearance in the 1930s.

The building is constructed of grayish limestone and is capped by a pressed metal cornice. In addition to the arched openings of the second floor that are characteristic of the Italianate commercial style, the first floor openings of this building also have rounded openings, forming a structural arcade across the front. When first built, the building had a corner entrance with the arcade wrapping the corner, creating one arch on the side street. The original two front windows retain their semi-circular stained glass panels.

The building is open during normal business hours.

Period of Significance:1877
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Business
Architectural Style:Italianate
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Hire, Michael (mason)
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:08/05/2002
State Register Listing Date:04/12/2002
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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