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1002 W 2ND ST

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1002 W 2ND ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Francis West Smith House
Other Name:Amy E. Bourne House
Reference Number:16178
Location (Address):1002 W 2ND ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
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Year Built:1877
Survey Date:1976
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Smith, Francis West, House
National Register Listing Date:4/17/1979 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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 State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

The Francis West Smith house, constructed of cream brick in 1877, is an architecturally significant example of Green County's Italianate style residences, distinguished by the exuberance of detail and the formality of the composition. Composed of a succession of rectangular masses (each receding in size) the building achieves a strong rectilinear profile as well as a staccato movement which enlivens it. The two story main block leads to a one story plus attic south wing which in turn leads to a south bay window. All the units are uniied by low-pitched hip roofs with extended eaves supported by elaborately carved scroll brackets with pendants. Similar brackets ornament the eave of the south wing porch which is supported by ornamented posts and intricately carved brackets. Symmetrically arranged two-over-two sash windows are segmental arched, surmounted by brick lintels and rest upon stone sills.

Francis West Smith was born in Grafton, New York, and moved to Brodhead in 1865 where he operated a grocery store. The house remains in the possession of Mr. Smith's descendants. His wife was named Hannah.
Bibliographic References:(A) Brodhead Independent Register 8/6/1997. (B) Brodhead Independent Register 8/31/1877; 9/21/1877; 11/16/1877.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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