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7220 Newell Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

National or State Registers Record

7220 Newell Road

National or State Register of Historic Places
7220 Newell Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Hagge, Hans J., Boathouse
Reference Number:05001493
Location (Address):7220 Newell Road
Hans J. Hagge Boathouse
7720 Newell Road, Hazelhurst, Oneida County
Builders: Wilmer Yelton and George Grundy
Date of construction 1938-1939

Situated on the northwest bank of Lake Katherine, the Hans J. Hagge wet boathouse was constructed between 1938 and 1939. Hans J. Hagge, a prominent businessman in Wausau, commissioned Wilmer Yelton and George Grundy, locally noted builders, to design and build this two-story boathouse. This fine example of an early twentieth century wet boathouse employs elements of the Craftsman style. Characteristic architectural details include a broad hip roof, exposed rafters, clapboard exterior, and multi-light casement windows.

Boathouses are a resource uniquely tied to the resorts and summer homes of Oneida County. Just as garages were built to house automobiles, boathouses were constructed to protect boats from the elements. Wet boathouses in northern Wisconsin are typically one- or two-story frame buildings with hip or front gable roofs. The buildings are located over water and typically rest on a foundation of wood pilings. The interior of the first level, where the boats are docked, is often rustic with exposed wall framing. In the Hagge Boathouse, a wood deck extends around the interior boat slips, and each has two spur-geared, pulley hoists to raise boats out of the water. The second level is often a living space and typically includes bands of windows providing views of the lake. In the Hagge Boathouse, an interior staircase leads to an upstairs open recreational room.

Even though boathouses are largely vernacular, elements of the Craftsman, Rustic, and Queen Anne styles were incorporated into boathouse design in Northern Wisconsin. Typically the overall form, massing, and wall materials contribute to the display of the architectural style. The application of architectural details is frequently limited to smaller details, such as exposed rafters, window style, and flower boxes. The Hagge Boathouse's large-scale, upper-story living area and Craftsman detailing demonstrate this building's significance compared to other more vernacular boathouses in the area.

The Hagge Boathouse is private property and is not open to the public. Please respect the owner's privacy.

Period of Significance:1939
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Camp
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Grundy, George (builder)
Architect:Yelton, Wilmer (builder)
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:12/28/2005
State Register Listing Date:09/23/2005
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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