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2004 10TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
2004 10TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Frank L. Chenoweth House
Other Name:Alfred and Anita Fleming House
Reference Number:16173
Location (Address):2004 10TH ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1888
Survey Date:1995
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Structural System:Brick
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:1
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Chenoweth, Frank L., House
National Register Listing Date:10/8/1976 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Also a barn on the property.

A wealthy merchant, Chenoweth spared no expense in constructing his home. Perched atop one of the highest points in Monroe, it became one of the city’s favorite social gathering places. Partygoers could wander from the third-story ballroom into the open belvedere, where they could enjoy a panoramic view of Monroe.

With its irregular composition, its lively juxtaposition of rooflines, and its dazzling variety of surface textures, the Chenoweth House exemplifies the Eastlake version of the Queen Anne style. At the northwest corner, an octagonal tower rises to form the third-story belvedere. Dormers burst from the main roof and the tower’s spire, and a porch wraps around the tower’s base, accentuating the house’s complex massing. Elaborate ornamentation includes patterned shingles and sunbursts in the gable ends and a prominent paneled frieze topping the second story. The porch boasts an elegant spindlework frieze and a rhythmic cut-out railing. Large plain windows bordered by small stained-glass panes further typify the style.
Bibliographic References:Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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