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1260 Honk Hill Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

National or State Registers Record

1260 Honk Hill Road

National or State Register of Historic Places
1260 Honk Hill Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Reay Boathouse
Reference Number:04000730
Location (Address):1260 Honk Hill Road
Township:Three Lakes
Reay Boathouse
Three Lakes, Oneida County
Date of construction: c. 1928

As motorized boating became commonplace on northern Wisconsin lakes, vacationers developed wet boathouses as a distinctive building type to protect their expensive wooden boats. The Reay Boathouse is located on the narrows between Laurel and Medicine lakes on the Three Lakes chain in northern Oneida County. Built in c.1928 for William M. Reay, this three-slip wet boathouse allowed him to pilot his boats into the building, then raise them by hoists out of the water. The upper level contains one large recreation room, built to exploit the dramatic views from its waterside location.

The boathouse's large-scale, upper-story living area, and Craftsman style details are unusual compared to other boathouses in the area, which tend to be simpler in design. Many vacationers consider this boathouse to be a local landmark.

The Reay Boathouse is located on private property. Please respect the privacy and rights of the owners.

Period of Significance:1928
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Camp
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:07/21/2004
State Register Listing Date:04/16/2004
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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