320 E CLYBOURN AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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320 E CLYBOURN AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
320 E CLYBOURN AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Wisconsin Leather Co. Building
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Reference Number:16997
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):320 E CLYBOURN AVE
County:Milwaukee
City:Milwaukee
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1874
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Survey Date:20002015
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:EDWARD TOWNSEND MIX
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Wisconsin Leather Company Building
National Register Listing Date:3/30/2005
State Register Listing Date:1/21/2005
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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. Original cost of the building was $15,000. Outstanding example of an early commercial building with early storefront in somewhat original condition.

In 1892, the Charles L. Kiewert Co. was located here. This brewery supply business was established in 1870 as Kiewert and Ladwig and by 1892 were distributing throughout the west, transacting $400,000 business annually.

The building was originally constructed as the store of the Wisconsin Leather Co., which was established in 1846.
Bibliographic References:MILWAUKEE SENTINEL 12/31/1874. BUILT IN MILWAUKEE, LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, P. 79. Milwaukee Illustrated, 1877, pp. 94-95. Milwaukee of Today, c. 1892, p. 196.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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