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103, 111, 112, 116, 119, 125, 126, 133, and 134 Grove Street

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103, 111, 112, 116, 119, 125, 126, 133, and 134 Grove Street | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Grove Street Historic District
Reference Number:11000531
Location (Address):103, 111, 112, 116, 119, 125, 126, 133, and 134 Grove Street
Grove Street Historic District
100 block of Grove Street, Evansville, Rock County
Dates of construction of contributing buildings: 1910-1946

The Grove Street Historic District contains nine single family residences and is located in the north part of the city of Evansville. The lots on the north side of the block are located on a hillside that overlooks the adjacent Leonard/Lake Leota Park, which undoubtedly influenced the persons who built the houses on these parcels. Of the district’s nine buildings, four were built between 1910 and 1919 and three of these are fine examples of the Bungalow and Craftsman styles. Evansville architect William B. Meggott designed the Louis N. Spencer House (116 Grove St.) in 1910; it is the finest example of the Craftsman style in Evansville. With the exception of a single Queen Anne style house built in 1912, the remaining buildings in the district are examples of the Period Revival styles. Prominent Madison, Wisconsin architect Grover H. Lippert designed the excellent brick-clad Tudor Revival style Harley A. Smith House (112 Grove St.). In addition, the Paul R. Pullen House (134 Grove St.), built in 1922, is one of Evansville's largest and finest Colonial Revival style houses. It is almost certainly an architect-designed building as well.

These houses provide an excellent opportunity to explore the stylistic transition that was taking place at the beginning of the twentieth century when the newer Progressive styles, such as the Craftsman and Bungalow styles, replaced the Queen Anne style. After the end of World War I, these gave way to the various Period Revival styles, especially the Colonial and Tudor Revivals.

The homes in this district are private residences. Please respect the rights and privacy of the residents.

Period of Significance:1910-1946
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Resource Type:District
Architect:Lippert, Grover H.
Architect:Meggott, William B.
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:08/10/2011
State Register Listing Date:11/19/2010
Number of Contributing Buildings:9
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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