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5961 N SHORE DR

Architecture and History Inventory
5961 N SHORE DR | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Willis E. & Hazel R. Gifford House
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Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:162941
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):5961 N SHORE DR
County:Milwaukee
City:Whitefish Bay
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1950
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Survey Date:2011
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Wrightian
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Wall Material:Stone Veneer
Architect:Jesse Claude 'Cary' Caraway
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
NOTES
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-Public History.

Cary Caraway was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright's at Taliesin in Spring Green for seven years. W.E. Gifford was a contractor who built homes for Wright in Madison and Evanston, Il. When Gifford retired in 1949, he commissioned Wright to design a home for him; Wright delegated it to Caraway though he still visited periodically to make suggestions.
Bibliographic References:Building permit records on file at Whitefish Bay Village Hall. Whitefish Bay Architecture and History Inventory
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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