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109 South Park Avenue

National or State Register of Historic Places
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NAMES
Historic Name:McDermott, William and Annie, House
Reference Number:14000616
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):109 South Park Avenue
County:Fond du Lac
City/Village:Fond du Lac
Township:
SUMMARY
William and Annie McDermott House
109 S Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County
Date of Construction: 1899

William McDermott was a prominent Fond du Lac real estate developer and philanthropist who was an early champion of the creation of Lakeside Park. As a gift to the people of the community, he donated the money to construct the Lakeside Park Bandstand which soon became a popular gathering spot. He later donated over 14 acres of land for the creation of a public park on the city's east side. This park bears his name: McDermott Park.

William and his wife Annie had this house built for them in 1899. Designed in the Queen Anne style of architecture, it is one of the largest and finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the city of Fond du Lac. This 3,500 square foot house retains hallmark features of the style including: a large, irregular plan; a raised, coursed stone foundation; wood clapboard and shingle siding; a corner tower with a conical roof; a two-story wrap-around porch with porte-cochere; leaded glass windows; modillions below the eaves; and a variety of projecting bays and dormers. The interior reflects the status of the original owners featuring a beautiful entrance hall, and expanses of stained hardwood paneling, window and door trim, pocket doors and floors.

This house is private property. Please respect the privacy of the owners.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1899
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Resource Type:Building
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:09/09/2014
State Register Listing Date:11/22/2013
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
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
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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