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105 S MAIN ST

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105 S MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Commercial House Hotel
Other Name:Canton Garden
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:13590
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):105 S MAIN ST
County:Ozaukee
City:Thiensville
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1895
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Survey Date:20032014
Historic Use:hotel/motel
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:11/26/2004 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/16/2004 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:CNR TURRET ORIGINALLY TOPPED BY TRUNCATED PYRAMIDAL CUPOLA. ROUND ARCH WINDOWS AND BRACKETED EAVES IN TURRET.

This structure was built by Nic Wilson, who also ran the grain elevator that was located immediately to the west and along the railroad line. Opening of the bar took place on November 16th and 17th of 1895. Alvin Riemer purchased the hotel/bar and ran it for a time before selling to William Heusler. The structure functioned as a tavern into the 1970s; thereafter it has served as a restaurant.

As of the 2014 survey, the windows in the south east elevations adjacent to the entrance have been replaced with large single pane fixed sash windows and flanking glass block sidelights.
Bibliographic References:Cedarburg News, 6 November 1895; See also the 2003 Village of Thiensville Survey. “Architecture and History Survey: Main Street” WHS project number 14-1126/OZ. July 2014. Prepared by Megan Daniels.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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