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621 14TH AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
621 14TH AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Judge John A. Bingham House
Other Name:
Reference Number:16171
Location (Address):621 14TH AVE
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1857
Survey Date:1976
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Norman Churchill
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Bingham, Judge John A., House
National Register Listing Date:1/2/1976
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, State Historic Preservation Office.

Judge John Bingham figured prominently in the early growth and development of Monroe. A native of Vermont, he arrived in Monroe in 1842 and soon became probate judge, a banker, and, later, a railroad promoter. Bingham engaged the services of a local builder to erect this dignified Greek Revival house. The raking molding and cornice returns at the gable ends create the sense of a classical pediment, and the wide band of trim below the cornice suggests a classical entablature. The prominent off-center entry, graced by simple, narrow pilasters and sidelights, and the radiating voussoirs, or wedge-shaped bricks, above the window and door openings enhance the house’s formal appearance. The rear wing was added to the house in 1877, after Bingham's death, and a second addition was made probably in the 1940s.
Bibliographic References:Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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