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823 N 2ND ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

Property Record

823 N 2ND ST

Architecture and History Inventory
823 N 2ND ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:C.W. Fisher, Hartman, Klode Furniture Companies
Other Name:Chalet on the River
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:108549
Location (Address):823 N 2ND ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1908
Additions: 1919 1913
Survey Date:1984
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Chicago Commercial Style
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:H.W. Buemming
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Plankinton--Wells--Water Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:6/13/1986
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Photo re-take 4/24, 4/32. 4/33. Nine-story steel framed commercial style building faced with Cream City brick and a red brown brick facade. Rehabilitated in 1979 for office space and apartments. Site of one of the oldest furniture dealers in Milwaukee, the C.W. Fischer Furniture Company. THe business was established c. 1860 by Charles W. Fischer (b. Silesia, Prussia; arrived in Milwaukee in 1838). He began as a manufacturer and dealer of furniture just north of the present building, and by 1876 had built a two story brick building at this address. The expanding firm was later known as C.W. Fischer and Son; Gustav A. Fischer operated the business after his father's death in 1895. In 1908 the present structure was erected; subsequent owners and occupants were also furniture dealers, until the recent coversion of the structure to new uses.
Bibliographic References:Building Permit Records. Milwaukee City Directories. Western History Pub. Co., History of Milwaukee (Chicago, 1881), p. 1520. Rascher's Insurance Map, 1876. Sanborn Insurance Maps, 1888, 1910. National Register Nomination Form.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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