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W6582 State HWY 144

National or State Register of Historic Places
W6582 State HWY 144 | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Rietz, Charles T and Gertrude, House
Reference Number:100002649
Location (Address):W6582 State HWY 144
City/Village:Random Lake
Charles T. and Gertrude Rietz House
W6582 State Trunk Highway 144, Silver Creek, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Architect: Leenhouts and Guthrie
Date of Construction: c.1903

The Charles T. and Gertrude Rietz House was constructed in Silver Creek, Wisconsin, c.1903. This coincided with Charles taking over daily operations of the Rietz Distillery. The successful distillery was established by his father, Theodore Reitz, as early as 1862 along the bank of Silver Creek. Charles and Gertrude retained the Milwaukee-based architectural firm of Leenhouts and Guthrie to design the prominent home, which was situated just northeast of the distillery complex.

As a whole, the residence’s design reflects the differing ideologies attributed to home design during the early 1900s, ranging from ornate decorative embellishments and formal floorplans to the emphasis on the relationship between form and function and the natural environment. As a blend of the Queen Anne Free Classic and Craftsman styles, the Rietz House reflects the dichotomy of popular early-twentieth-century architecture.

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Period of Significance:1903
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Domestic: Single Dwelling
Architectural Style:Bungalow/Craftsman
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Leenhouts and Guthrie
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:07/06/2018
State Register Listing Date:02/16/2018
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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