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HERITAGE STATE PARK

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NAMES
Historic Name:ALLOUEZ TOWN HALL
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Reference Number:1772
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):HERITAGE STATE PARK
County:Brown
City:Allouez
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1870
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Survey Date:2012
Historic Use:town hall
Architectural Style:Front Gabled
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Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:John Denissen
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Demolished?:No
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NOTES
Additional Information:In 1856, a resolution was passed by the Brown County Board of Supervisors stating that all persons petitioning for the establishment of a new town must publish such intention in a newspaper published within the county.” At that time, the City of Green Bay and present-day City of De Pere permitted the formation of the Town of Bellevue comprising of the land between the two municipalities east of the Fox River.

A petition to form a new town from the western portion of the Town of Bellevue west of the East River was accepted by the County Board of Supervisors in 1874, creating the Town of Allouez. The first town meeting promptly followed. The incorporators at this meeting were Leopold Denis, Joseph Ducharme, Nicolas Dubois, G.E.T. Kyber, Peter Dousman, Moses Martell, V.E. Salomon, Joseph Briquelet, N.B. Chase, and Joseph Thomas. At that meeting, this group determined the salaries of the town treasurer, town clerk, and all other officers at this meeting. They also began raising funds for the construction of a schoolhouse and other general town expenses. Initial meetings were held at private homes and later the schoolhouse and non-extant town clerk’s office.

In 1912, a wood-frame town hall was constructed by John Denissen at the cost of $788.71. While construction of Allouez School was taking place in 1917, classes were held in the town hall. By 1960, according to historic aerial photographs, the old town hall was relocated to the back of the town hall property, behind the new water department building, until it was donated to Heritage Hill State Historical Park and moved to its current location there in 1977.

In 1967, the Town of Allouez purchased the non-extant, former building of Carl Manthey & Sons Monuments, on the east side of Webster Avenue between Kalb Avenue and Beaupre Street, to relocate town hall functions.

S## roll negatives filed with State Facility Survey project.
Bibliographic References:Brown County Land Information website. 1938, 1960, 1978 Aerial Photographs. June 28 2013. Herber, Mary Jane, Local History and Geneology Librarian at the Brown County Library. E-mail to Robert Short. July 8, 2013. Wittig, Dorothy Straubel. “In the Beginning…” Allouez Centennial Celebration, pages 19, 21, 33.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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