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628 West James Street

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Historic Name:Bellack, Albert M. and Alice, House
Reference Number:10000318
Location (Address):628 West James Street
Albert M. and Alice Bellack House
628 W. James St., Columbus, Columbia County
Construction Date: 1897/1920-1923

The Bellack House is Columbus's only example of the Mission Style. This house began as a frame construction, clapboard-clad Queen Anne style building completed in 1897. It was still in an essentially unchanged state in the early 1920s when a trip by the Bellacks to the southwest introduced them to that region's Mission style buildings. Upon their return, Albert Bellack purchased the two corner lots adjacent to his own; he then tore down the small house located on these lots and set about transforming his old house into a Mission style one. This resulted in the elaborate Mission style remodeling of the south and east sides of the house, which were reclad in stucco. The Bellacks also constructed a long pergola that borders the driveway that leads up to the house from N. Lewis St. The stylistic transformation is all the more interesting for being incomplete, since the north and west sides of the house remain as they were originally. Today, the exterior of the house is still highly intact as is much of the interior, which also reflects the same partial stylistic transformation that the exterior of the house underwent.

The Bellack House is a private residence and is not open to the public. Please respect the rights and privacy of the owners.

Period of Significance:1897-1923
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Architectural Style:Mission/Spanish Revival
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:06/07/2010
State Register Listing Date:10/23/2009
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:1
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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