1318-1350 S MIDVALE BLVD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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1318-1350 S MIDVALE BLVD

Architecture and History Inventory
1318-1350 S MIDVALE BLVD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Brookwood Village Shopping Center
Other Name:Brookwood Village Shopping Center
Reference Number:124603
Location (Address):1318-1350 S MIDVALE BLVD
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1957
Survey Date:2001
Historic Use:supermarket
Architectural Style:Contemporary
Structural System:Masonry
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
Additional Information:The Brookwood Village Shopping Center was erected in 1957. It is composed of two, free-standing, Astylistic utilitarian buildings united by a below-grade courtyard. The westerly of the two buildings is a one-story, squarish building of orange brick. It was constructed to house the National Food Store. This building is topped by a flat, parapeted roof. A tall pylon of coursed fieldstone marks the entrance into the structure. Letters reading: DORN PAINT HARDWARE appear on the pylon above the roofline. A bank of display windows wraps around the corner at the base of the pylon. Two metal-and-glass doors set next to each other provide an entrance and an exit as was typical of mid-twentieth century supermarkets. Above the entrance and the south-facing display windows, a heavy metal canopy with a large awning matching the one on the easterly building can be seen. West of the awning is what was probably the original loading dock. It has been extended and enclosed with concrete and vertical boards, an alteration that appears to date from c. 1990.

The westerly building was constructed to house the National Food Store supermarket; it was succeeded by Del Farm Food Store, in residence until at least 1969. Since at least 1973, Dorn Hardware has been located here.

Also on parcel is a shopping center (AHI 124602) and terrace (124604).
Bibliographic References:#28;Architecture/History Survey.#29; April and May 2001. Prepared by Elizabeth Miller.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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