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6839 CEDAR ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:H. R. Davis House
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Reference Number:16927
Location (Address):6839 CEDAR ST
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Year Built:1924
Additions: 1925
Survey Date:1995
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Structural System:Masonry
Wall Material:Stone Veneer
Architect:Ernest Flagg System Built Homes
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Davis, H. R., House
National Register Listing Date:9/12/1985 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:Ernest Flagg Stone Masonry Houses of Milwaukee County
Additional Information:One of the Ernest Flagg Stone Masonry Houses of Milwaukee County (listed on NRHP: 9/12/85). COTSWOLD COTTAGE, WALLS OF TENNESEE QUARTZITE. This one and one half-story Flagg System house has exterior walls of Tennessee quartzite. It is L-shaped and faced north. Window and door openings are symmetrical. There is a steep gable compostion roof. There are 3 1/2 pairs of ridge dormers, four shed dormers, and two chimneys with distinctive round openings. The glassed-in porch at the front entrance has a shed roof. The original garage with a hip roof is attached to the house but a larger garage was built later which is not a significant part of this nomination. There is a stone fireplace in the living room and casement windows open inward. There is a partial basement and laundry room on the first floor. The bathroom floor is one step above the level of the hallway on the second floor. Storage space is in a walk-in attic on the second floor. This house is architecturally significant because it is one of a group of stone masonry houses built by Arnold F. Meyer & Company, Inc. according to the construction methods of Ernest Flagg. It is also significant because it resembles the house illustrated on plate 20B in Flagg's book on small houses and the house at 1913 E. Olive Street.
Bibliographic References:1924 date of construction: Wauwatosa Building Inspection Department. National Register Multiple Property Listing, Ernest Flagg Stone Masonry Houses of Milwaukee County.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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