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161 N OAKLAND AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
161 N OAKLAND AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Antoinette Blesch House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:2161
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):161 N OAKLAND AVE
County:Brown
City:Green Bay
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1888
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Survey Date:1985
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
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Wall Material:Clapboard
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
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
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NOTES
Additional Information:Photo code #2: 75BR-6/30 Very fine Queen Anne largely original condition save for the altered front doors and the installation of a large 25 light picture window on the first floor facing the front. Otherwise, the house is in excellent condition and is notable for two two-story, gable roof polygonal salients, one on the north facade and one on the south facade. The north facing salient has a two-story hip roof rectilinear by attached, having an enclosed first floor and an open second floor above used as a porch. Alternating bands of diamond pattern and fishscale wood shingles separate the two floors of the bay with the open second floor having turned supporting columns and elaborate jig-saw cut detailing. The front facade has a sunburst decorating the third floor gable end and the front facing main gable end is sided with fishscale wood shingles with stucco above.
Bibliographic References:(A) Brown County Tax rolls. (B) Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee & Door, Wisconsin, 1895, p. 161. (C) Green Bay City Directory 1900.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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