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336 OLD PIONEER RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Reference Number:16158
Location (Address):336 OLD PIONEER RD
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1846
Additions: 1868 1880
Survey Date:1988
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:Thomas H. Green
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Galloway, Edwin H., House
National Register Listing Date:5/28/1976
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
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. The Galloway House is a two story Italianate mansion with a three story Italian Villa style tower. The house is decorated with wide eaves, a frieze, and brackets. Openings are decorated with window hoods or cornice lintels and are largely arched openings. The bay is lavishly decorated with brackets, dentils and pilasters. The main entrance in the tower is a double wood door with a round arched transom. The entrance is decorated with pilasters, a frieze with dentils and a hood supported by brackets. The ell porch features modillions, square posts and arched openings. Also on the property are an elaborately decorated gazebo and a number of buildings moved to the site as part of the museum grounds. The 20 museum buildings represent a "Victorian Village" and are interpreted in the same period as the house.

This house is architecturally significant and was listed in the National Register as an outstanding example of the Italianate style. In fact, this house is the best example of the style in the city. It features all the typical Italianate details, and the Italian Villa tower is an outstanding element of the house. Because this is a house museum, it has been well preserved with all of its details intact.

While parts of the house date to an earlier time, Edwin Galloway extensively remodeled and enlarged this house to much of its apperance today. Edwin H. Galloway, the first owner of the house, was a prominent and successful businessman and politician. His family continued to be prominent throughout their history with this house. In 1954, the house and property was donated to the Fond du Lac County Historical Society. They have operated it and numerous other buildings moved to this site as a museum complex since that time.

This house is historically significant because of its association with Edwin H. Galloway, a prominent early citizen in the community. His business and political activities were important to the growth and development of Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac County.
Bibliographic References:FOND DU LAC TALKING HOUSES AND HISTORIC PLACES BROCHURE, FOND DU LAC CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU. Fond du Lac Reporter 7/10/2000. A. City Directories for the City of Fond du Lac, on file at the Fond du Lac Public Library, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. B. Sanborn-Perris Maps for the City of Fond du Lac, opn file in the Archives of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. C. Tax Rolls for the City of Fond du Lac, on file in the Area Research Center of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Library, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. D. Carol Cartwright, City of Fond du Lac Intensive Survey Report, Fond du Lac: City of Fond du Lac, 1992.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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