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117 SHEBOYGAN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
117 SHEBOYGAN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:HENRY BOYLE HOUSE
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Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:16511
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):117 SHEBOYGAN ST
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1890
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Survey Date:1991
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
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Wall Material:Clapboard
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: East Division Street - Sheboygan Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/17/2010 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:2/19/2010 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:This two and one-half story Queen Anne house features a hiproof with deck with many projecting gable-roofed dormers. A three-story square corner tower projects above the roofline. There is an abundance of woodwork on this house including decorative bargeboard, cross pieces, and applied stickwork all over the walls of the building. The front porch is equally detailed with applied stickwork, bargeboard, a spool-and-spindle balustrade, square and round columns, and a lattice work apron.

This house is a fine example of the Queen Anne style. The irregularity of the style is seen in the projecting gables, dormers, and the fine square tower. The applied stickwork is a good representative of the exuberance and picturesqueness of the style. This house is one of the best examples of the style in the city.

This was the home of Henry Boyle between 1893 and 1917. Henry Boyle was a businessman, who had interest in several industries in Fond du Lac and was an executive in the Commercial National Bank.

This house is not historically significant at this time. Further research into Henry Boyle's life and significance may make the building significant in the future.
Bibliographic References:(A) FOND DU LAC TALKING HOUSES AND HISTORIC PLACES BROCHURE, FOND DU LAC CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU. (B) FOND DU LAC CITY DIRECTORIES. (C) SANBORN-PERRIS MAPS - FOND DU LAC. (D) FOND DU LAC TAX ROLLS. (E) MICHAEL D. LEMPINEN AND LES ROSS, INTENSIVE SURVEY REPORT, FOND DU LAC: CITY OF FOND DU LAC AND SUNDBERG, CARLSON AND ASSOCIATES, INC., 1989.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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