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9282 Country Club Rd. | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

National or State Registers Record

9282 Country Club Rd.

National or State Register of Historic Places
9282 Country Club Rd. | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Boesel, Ella M., Boathouse
Reference Number:97000889
Location (Address):9282 Country Club Rd.
Ella M. Boesel Boathouse
9282 Country Club Road, Minocqua, Oneida County
Date of Construction: 1935

The Ella M. Boesel Boathouse is an example of a wet boathouse designed with elements of the Craftsman style, including its simple form, use of clapboard and board-and-batten siding, exposed rafter ends, brackets, and multi-pane windows. The two-story building stores boats on the first floor, while the second floor serves as a living space. The Ella M. Boesel Boathouse retains its original siding and features, serving as an intact example of the boathouses that historically dotted the lakeshore.

The prevalence of historic boathouses in the Minocqua area reflects the growth of tourism in the region during the 1900s. As early as 1898, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad advertised the Minocqua area as a resort destination. Indeed, because of the railroad's transportation and advertisements, as well as the diminishing supply of lumber in the region during this time period, many people built resorts and summer homes in the Minocqua area. Most of these resorts and homes included boathouses to safeguard boats from weather and waves.

The boathouse is private property. Please respect the rights and privacy of the owners.

Period of Significance:1925-1949
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Secondary Structure
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:08/15/1997
State Register Listing Date:01/29/1997
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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