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7304 Campground Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

National or State Registers Record

7304 Campground Road

National or State Register of Historic Places
7304 Campground Road | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Miller, Marshall D., Boathouse
Reference Number:08000747
Location (Address):7304 Campground Road
Township:Three Lakes
Marshall D. Miller Boathouse
7304 Campground Road, Town of Three Lakes, Oneida County
Date of construction: c. 1920

The Miller Boathouse sits on the southern tip of a small peninsula in Laurel Lake, part of the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes in picturesque northern Wisconsin. Marshall D. Miller, a prominent member of the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad Company, constructed the private boathouse c.1920 on the Three Lakes Rod and Gun Club property. Having been moved across the winter ice in 1949, the boathouse now sits opposite its original site, on the north shore of Laurel Lake.

The Miller Boathouse is a two-story, wet boathouse with a front gable roof covered in asphalt shingles. The footprint of the boathouse is a simple square plan, and the structure rests on wood pilings. The frame of the building retains its original drop lap siding with corner boards, and exterior decoration of the boathouse is minimal. There are two boat slips enclosed by original sliding door panels on the south façade, and the second floor interior is a finished space intended for entertaining or as additional living and storage space.

The boathouse is a good example of vernacular boathouse architecture, and serves as a reminder of seasonal recreation and lifestyles of 20th century northern Wisconsin. The building is a prominent feature on the shores of Laurel Lake, and has been recognizable to locals and tourists alike for nearly a century.

The boathouse is private property and is not open to the public. Please respect the rights and privacy of the owners.

Period of Significance:1920
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Camp
Architectural Style:Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:08/01/2008
State Register Listing Date:01/18/2008
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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