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901 6TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
901 6TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Ely Wright House
Other Name:Val Immel House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:16270
Location (Address):901 6TH ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1881
Additions:C. 1900
Survey Date:1983
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Wright, Ely, House
National Register Listing Date:3/1/1982 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. PHOTOS 15/19 ARE FILED WITH THE K NEGATIVES WHILE 216/12 ARE FILED WITH THE NR NEGATIVES. ALSO LISTED IN THE ANDREW WARREN HISTORIC DISTRICT #: 84003708

John Mercer, a local architect-builder and former cabinetmaker, designed this handsome Italianate residence. The two-story clapboard house has a long rectangular belvedere atop its low-pitched hipped roof, and, in characteristic Italianate style, both the belvedere roof and main roof feature wide-overhanging eaves studded with brackets. The first- and second-story windows boast elaborate surrounds, each carved with a vine pattern. A small porch, whose Tuscan columns support a balustraded deck, shelters the entry. This porch was remodeled c. 1900. Ely Wright pioneered an early local industry, founding an ironworks and machinery factory. Later owners of this house included George Young, Eben Clemence, B.H. Conlin, and Guy Gooding.

Covenant/Easement: From 12/7/1983 to 12/7/1988. A 'covenant file' exists for this property. It may contain additional information such as photos, drawings and correspondence. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office.
Bibliographic References:WAUSAU DAILY HERALD 5/6/1994. ANDREW WARREN HISTORIC DISTRICT, FRIENDS OF WAUSAU HISTORIC LANDMARKS, 1995(?). Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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