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1174 ALGOMA BLVD

Architecture and History Inventory
1174 ALGOMA BLVD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Algoma Boulevard Methodist Church
Other Name:
Contributing:
Reference Number:16504
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1174 ALGOMA BLVD
County:Winnebago
City:Oshkosh
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1892
Additions:
Survey Date:1978
Historic Use:church
Architectural Style:Richardsonian Romanesque
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Architect:WILLIAM WATERS
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Algoma Boulevard Methodist Church
National Register Listing Date:12/3/1974 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
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.

ARCHITECTURAL STATEMENT:
THIS RICHARDSONIAN ROMANESQUE CHURCH SHARES MANY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH (203 ALGOMA), PARTICULARLY THE USE OF ROCK FACED STONE AND MASSIVE ARCH FORMS. CHURCH OF 1890 IS SIMILAR TO RICHARDSON'S ALBANY WORK WITH THE LIGHT COLORED STONE, TOWER AND TURRETS, USE OF BROAD ARCHES AND FEELING OF HEAVY STONE RELIEVED WITH WINDOWS AND COLOR.

HISTORICAL STATEMENT:
THIS CONGREGATION WAS A SPIN-OFF OF THE FIRST M.E. CHURCH ON MAIN STREET. IT FORMED IN 1872 AND MET FOR MANY YEARS IN THE WAGON SHOP OF THE C. N. PAINE CO. UNTIL IT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. MANY PROMINENT OSHKOSH FAMILIES BELONGED TO THIS CHURCH INCLUDING THE PAINES, SAWYERS, AND HICKS. (A).
Bibliographic References:A Compilation of Articles Pertaining to the Works of Architect William Waters, 2000.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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