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4524 N CRAMER ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Rufus E. & Lois Arndt House
Other Name:Michele A. Battle House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:17145
Location (Address):4524 N CRAMER ST
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:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Arndt, Rufus, 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-One of the Ernest Flagg Stone Masonry Houses of Milwaukee County. Built by Arnold F. Meyer & Company, Inc.

This one and one half-story Flagg System house has limestone exterior walls and dimensions of 45 x 71 feet. The house has regular window and door openings and faces west. There is a hip roof with hip roofed dormers on the sides. The chimneys have distinctive round openings. There are no ridge dormers but there are two skylights on the roof. The original garage is attached. There is no basement. The laundry room is two steps below the level of the kitchen and garage. There is a fireplace in the living room and casement windows open inward over tile sills. There is a beam and girder ceiling. An additional bedroom and bathroom were added in unfinished storage space on the second floor in 1977.

The house is architectrually significant because it is one of a group of stone masonry houses built by Arnold F. Meyer & Company, Inc. according to Ernest Flagg's methods of construction. It is also significant because it is similar in plan to a house illustrated on plate 26 in Flagg's book on small houses. This house was built for Rufus Arndt, a draftsman in the Meyer office. This is one of five Flagg System houses in this neighborhood.
Bibliographic References:A. Permit #415, Village of Whitefish Bay.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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