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200 North Second Street

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Historic Name:Dahle, Herman B. and Anne Marie, House
Reference Number:03001217
Location (Address):200 North Second Street
City/Village:Mount Horeb
Herman B. and Anne Marie Dahle House
200 N. Second Street
Mt. Horeb, Dane County
Architect: James O. Gordon
Construction Date: 1911

Herman B. Dahle's Neo-Classical Revival style house occupies a large, well-landscaped lot in a quiet Mt. Horeb neighborhood. Madison architect James O. Gordon designed the house for one of Mt. Horeb's most important families. Herman's father, Onon B. Dahle, a pioneer general store owner in nearby Perry Township, established the village of Daleyville. In 1895, Onon Dahle moved to Mt. Horeb, where his two oldest sons, Herman and Theodore had already started another general store in 1885. By 1895, the brothers' store was the most successful retail operation in Mt. Horeb. Onon and Herman Dahle also incorporated the State Bank of Mt. Horeb in 1891. Herman's brothers, Theodore and Henry, later joined their partnership. With the bank, the general store and their other ventures, the three brothers became the principal merchants of Mt. Horeb. It was Herman B. Dahle, however, who was the senior partner and prime mover in these projects and many others.

Herman Dahle's business success is reflected in his two-and-one-half-story-tall home, which rests on a beautifully crafted brownstone foundation. The most impressive feature of the house is its two-story porch supported by classical columns, an important feature of Neo-Classical residential design. Inside, the intact and well-maintained interior is furnished with period antiques and containing four bedrooms. The house is currently (2003) operated as the Arbor Rose Bed & Breakfast. Please respect the privacy of the residents.

Period of Significance:1911
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Classical Revival
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Gordon, James O.
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:11/26/2003
State Register Listing Date:07/18/2003
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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