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1931 Riverside Avenue

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Historic Name:Brown, Mary and Harry, House
Reference Number:15000713
Location (Address):1931 Riverside Avenue
Brown, Mary and Harry, House
1931 Riverside Avenue, Marinette, Marinette County, WI
Date of Construction: 1885

The Mary Brown House was built in 1885 in downtown Marinette, overlooking the Menominee River. This house was a gift from Mary’s father, local lumber baron and later United States Senator, Isaac Stephenson. Originally constructed in the Queen Anne style, the house received an extensive Tudor Revival makeover beginning around 1920 and was completed no later than 1935. The Tudor Revival style was used for a large portion of early 20th-century suburban houses throughout the country and was particularly fashionable in Wisconsin during the 1920s and early 1930s.

Tudor Revival architecture was at the peak of its popularity when the Mary Brown House was transformed stylistically from a Queen Anne to a Tudor Revival. The house displays distinct characteristics of the style, such as front-facing gable, overlapping gables, varied eave-line heights, stucco cladding, false half-timbering on the second story, and grouped multi-light windows. All other Tudor Revival houses in the City of Marinette are smaller and less detailed, reflecting the “Cotswold Cottage” form of the style.

Period of Significance:1922-1930
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:10/05/2015
State Register Listing Date:05/08/2015
Number of Contributing Buildings:2
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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