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1110 MAIN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
1110 MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Henry C. Miller House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:11098
Location (Address):1110 MAIN ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1898
Survey Date:1975
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Georgian Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:A.A. Guilbert-garageCRANE & BARKHAUSEN
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Southside Historic District
National Register Listing Date:10/18/1977 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation. 2 STORY PORTICO W/IONIC COLUMNS AND PEDIMENT. SEMI-CIRCULAR BALCONY WITHIN PORTICO. RECESSED PORCH ACROSS FRONT. Miller was the superintendent of the family shoe factory.
Henry and Cosie Miller's house was designed by the Milwaukee architectural firm of Crane and Barkhausen. Henry was the superintendent and later vice president of his father's shoe company. Henry died in 1926 and Cosie in 1946.

Henry began construction of the house in 1898 in anticipation of his marriage to Cosie Clark of Waukesha. They were married in 1900 and both lived in the house until their deaths. The house remained in the Miller family until 2003.

Henry built the house next to that of his parents, and the closeness of the Miller family can also be seen in the repeated use of the letter "M" on the outside of the front door and on each step of the main stairway.
Bibliographic References:ZIMMERMANN, RUSSELL "THE HERITAGE GUIDEBOOK" (HERITAGE BANKS 1976). Racine Landmarks brochure, 2003. Racine Southside Historic District Walking Tour, 1990. Preservation Racine, Inc., Spring 2009 Newsletter.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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