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W7526 Koshkonong Mounds Road

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Historic Name:Shekey, Albert and Mary, House
Reference Number:15000404
Location (Address):W7526 Koshkonong Mounds Road
Albert and Mary Shekey House
W7526 Koshkonong Mounds Road
Koshkonong, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Date of Construction: 1885

The Shekey House was constructed for Mary B. Swart and Albert H. Shekey, the daughter and son-in-law of early Town of Koshkonong settlers, Martin J. & Amanda Swart, on the southern half of the family’s 1844 farmstead. Built in the vicinity of Native American effigy mounds on the east shore of Lake Koshkonong, the house stands as an excellent example of Queen Anne style architecture. The two-story house exhibits characteristic features of this style through an irregular plan and massing, a steeply pitched roof with multiple gables, projecting bays, decorative ornaments, and a use of its wall surfaces as the primary decorative elements with multiple siding materials. After having undergone a major restoration during the 1980s, the Shekey House is unique in the level of its historic integrity as most Victorian era farmhouses in the area have been adversely affected by exterior modifications. It remains one of the most intact examples of a Queen Anne style house in rural Jefferson County.

This house is a private residence. Please respect the rights and privacy of the owners.

Period of Significance:1885
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Historic Use:Agriculture/Subsistence: Animal Facility
Historic Use:Domestic: Secondary Structure
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Resource Type:Building
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:07/07/2015
State Register Listing Date:08/15/2014
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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