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1135 S MAIN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
1135 S MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Eli R. Cooley House
Other Name:William Kuehneman House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:11099
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1135 S MAIN ST
County:Racine
City:Racine
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1851
Additions: 1853
Survey Date:1975
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:Balloon Frame
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:Bradley, Lucas
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Cooley, Eli R., House
National Register Listing Date:4/11/1973 12:00:00 AM10/18/1977 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
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.

FLUTED DORIC COLUMNS SUPPORTING PEDIMENTED PORTICO. PILASTERS. HABS WI-153. O. JENNINGS LIVED HERE IN 1858. E.C. DEANE LIVED HERE IN 1893. ALSO LISTED IN THE SOUTHSIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT. Cooley was a hardward merchant and one-time mayor.

Original house on site built around 1850 by John McHenry, a grocer.
In 1942 William and Amanda Kuehneman bought the house and carefully restored it.
Bibliographic References:ZIMMERMANN, RUSSELL "THE HERITAGE GUIDEBOOK" (HERITAGE BANKS 1976). Racine Landmarks brochure, 2003. Racine Southside Historic District Walking Tour, 1990.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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