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1157 HIGH AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
1157 HIGH AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Frank Amos House
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Reference Number:16688
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1157 HIGH AVE
County:Winnebago
City:Oshkosh
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1866
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Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
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Demolished?:Yes
Demolished Date:1989
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Amos House
National Register Listing Date:8/17/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information: THE IMAGE OF THE GREEK TEMPLE WAS CONVEYED BY THE ONE STORY PORCH SURROUNDING THIS HOUSE. OTHER GREEK REVIVAL DETAILS INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN WERE THE WIDE ENTABLATURES, DENTICULATED WINDOW CAPS, AND PILASTERS. ATTIC WINDOWS WERE SET INTO THE FRIEZE. ARCHITECTURAL STATEMENT: THE AMOS HOUSE WAS ESSENTIAL TO THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE CITY OF OSHKOSH AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF, AND MOST INTACT EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE OF GREEK REVIVAL STYLE, COMPLETE WITH A FULL PORCH. BEFORE IT WAS DEMOLOSHED, THE HOUSE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION. IT WAS REMOVED FROM THE NRHP LIST ON 8/17/89. HISTORICAL STATEMENT: FRANK AMOS WAS AN OSHKOSH LUMBER INDUSTRIALIST. HE WAS A PARTNER IN THE FIRM OF STANHILBER, AMOS AND COMPANY, WHICH IN 1894 BECAME HOLLISTER, AMOS AND COMPANY. (C). HE IS LISTED IN THE 1868 DIRECTORY AS A TEAMSTER. (B)
Bibliographic References:A. OSHKOSH PAST AND PRESENT. OSHKOSH ROTARY CLUB 1976, P. 28. B. OSHKOSH CITY DIRECTORIES 1868-1891. C. OSHKOSH OF TODAY, OSHKOSH, 1898, PP. 103-104.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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