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Historic Name:Bacon, Clara F., House
Reference Number:08001328
Location (Address):509 Madison Avenue
Clara F. Bacon House
509 Madison Avenue, Lodi, Columbia County
Construction Date: 1899
Architect: Unknown

The Queen Anne style Clara F. Bacon House sits on a large lot overlooking Spring Creek and the Veterans Memorial Park in Lodi. Clara F. Bacon (ca.1835-??) was the recently widowed wife of Carlos Bacon, a successful Sauk County businessman. After her husband's death, Clara Bacon decided to move from Baraboo to Lodi.

Although nothing is known about the persons who designed and built Bacon's new house, any competent carpenter or architect in either city could have produced the design she chose. Bacon's house has many of the features that are typically associated with Queen Anne style houses. Her house has a cruciform plan, asymmetrically designed elevations, cutaway bay windows, and a small but elaborate front porch. It also makes use of a variety of siding materials, including three different patterns of decorative wood shingles: cove, arrow, and octagon.

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

Period of Significance:1899
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:01/14/2009
State Register Listing Date:07/18/2008
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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