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616 - 618 DOUSMAN ST

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616 - 618 DOUSMAN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Larsen, Austin, House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:2034
Location (Address):616 - 618 DOUSMAN ST
City:Green Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1909
Survey Date:1985
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Craftsman
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Stucco
Other Buildings On Site:1
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Oakland--Dousman Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/27/1988 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Photo code #2: 75BR-7/35,36

Possibly unique house stylistically with a Craftsman style front porch mixed with a large flat roofed, stucco sided main block devoid of ornamentation. The main block of the house is rectangular in shape, stucco sided, and has large double hung windows. A thin beltcourse above the first floor 3windows demarcates the second story which has recessed rectangular three light windows. The principle facade has a full width flat roof front porch with a stucco covered fascia and stucco dentil blocks below. Porch windows contain groups of paired 6 lite casement windows with a two light transom above each window below. The front facade above has a stepped parapet with inset panel in the center.

The west facade has a large, simple stucco-covered chimney mass in front of a 1A story tall rectilinear bay window in front of a rectilinear side porch with the same windows as the front porch. The flat roof of the side porch has posts for a non-extant balustrade.

The east facing facade has a large flat roof porte-cochere and a rectilinear bay behind on the east facade.

#650: Garage.


This house is a unique design in the City of Green Bay, and as such, is considered significant as an example of a style of construction. The house has some stripped down, simplified elements of the Craftsman and Mission styles, but does not really adhere to any of the popular styles in 1909, the year it was constructed. The house was obviously designed by an architect, yet research has not identified the individual or the firm.

The house has retained a great deal of its exterior integrity. It was originally a single family home which was converted to four apartments. The current owners are restoring it, over time, to its original condition as a single family home.

The large flat roofed porte-cochere was added in 1918, designed by Foeller and Schober.
Bibliographic References:A. Brown County Tax Rolls. B. Green Bay City Directories, 1900, 1921, 1927. C. Deborah W. Martin, History of Brown County, Vol. II, pp. 103-5. D. Commemorative History of Brown, Kewaunee and Door Counties, Wisconsin, 1895, pp. 232-3. E. Berness-Schober Assoc., Inc. Archives Stick No. 132.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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