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1108 East Fourth Street

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Historic Name:Roddis, Hamilton and Catherine, House
Reference Number:08001060
Location (Address):1108 East Fourth Street
Roddis, Hamilton and Catherine, House
1108 East Fourth Street, Marshfield, Wood County
Date of construction: 1914
Architect: Gus Krasin

In 1900, Hamilton Roddis assumed the position of secretary/treasurer of the Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company in Marshfield. In 1920, he became the company's president. By 1960, Hamilton Roddis had expanded his father's company to 3500 employees and sales in excess of $59 million. During World War II, the Roddis company supplied yellow birch veneer to Britain for the construction of more than 6000 De Havilland Mosquito Bombers. The company also produced plywood for Howard Hughes' HK-1 Flying Boat known as the Spruce Goose.

Hamilton and Catherine Roddis began the construction of the three story Dutch Colonial Revival house in 1914. The local paper noted that the modern mansion would contain twelve rooms and would cost in excess of $13,000. The house showcased many of the Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company's products.

The house was suited for entertaining. The ballroom under the gambrel roof was the site of many parties. Summer gatherings took place in the large screened porch off of the living room. In addition, the first floor included large living and dining rooms and a library.

The Roddis House is a private home. Please respect the rights and privacy of the residents.

Period of Significance:1914-1960
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Industry
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Applicable Criteria:Person
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Krasin, Gus A.
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:11/12/2008
State Register Listing Date:04/18/2008
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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