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984 E CIRCLE DR | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Paul S. & Margaret E. Grant House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:16932
Location (Address):984 E CIRCLE DR
City:Whitefish Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1925
Survey Date:2011
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Other Vernacular
Structural System:
Wall Material:Limestone
Architect:Ernest Flagg
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Grant, Paul S., 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:1985-

Cotswold Cottage. One of the Ernest Flagg Stone Masonry Houses of Milwaukee County (listed on NRHP: 9/12/85).

This one and one half-story Flagg System house is 25 x 50 feet. It has limestone exterior walls and faces south. There are four pairs of ridge dormers and five gable dormers. The gable roof has composition shingles and there are two square-topped chimneys. The plan of the house was originally L-shaped, but a two-story addition containing a family room and two bedrooms has made the house T-shaped. The original garage is attached. The beam and girder ceiling throughout the first floor was extended to the first floor addition. The living room has a stone fireplace and casement windows opening inward over tile sills. There is no basement and the laundry room is on the first floor. There is a small attic and built-in storage space. The upstairs bathroom is one step up from the level of the hall. The partitions are 1 3/4 inches thick. The house is not out of place in this neighborhood of somewhat larger homes.

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 construction methods of Ernest Flagg.
Bibliographic References:A. Permit #453, Village of Whitefish Bay.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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