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6409 NICHOLSON RD

Architecture and History Inventory
6409 NICHOLSON RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Collins, John, House
Other Name:
Contributing:
Reference Number:10604
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):6409 NICHOLSON RD
County:Racine
City:Caledonia
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:Franksville
Town:4
Range:22
Direction:E
Section:15
Quarter Section:SW
Quarter/Quarter Section:NW
PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1853
Additions:C. 1873
Survey Date:1975
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Collins, John, House
National Register Listing Date:11/20/1974 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:PEDIMENTED GABLE SUPPORTED ON 4 DORIC COLUMN PILASTERS [Date Cnst:CA]
FRAME GREEK REVIVAL HOUSE WITH A DORIC TETRAPROSTYLE PORTICO BUILT CA 1853 WITH AN 1870 ONE STORY WING.


The Collins House is an unusual type in Wisconsin: a Greek Revival building with a full temple front. Four massive Doric columns rise from square stone bases to support a large triangular pediment. The building’s timber-framed, mortise-and-tenoned core was built around 1853, and its one-story balloon-frame wing added about 1870. The building closely resembles the Cooley-Kuehneman House (RA13.3), a temple-front residence attributed to architect Lucas Bradley of Racine.
Bibliographic References:Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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