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830 SHAWANO AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
830 SHAWANO AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:GEORGE WALLACE FISK HOUSE
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:2182
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):830 SHAWANO AVE
County:Brown
City:Green Bay
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1915
Additions:
Survey Date:1985
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Prairie School
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stucco
Architect:Foeller and Schober
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
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:FLARED HIP ROOF DORMERS WITH EXPOSED RAFTERS; HORIZONTAL BANDING AND GEOMETRIC ORNAMENT AT CNRS SUGGEST PRAIRIE STYLE; CIRCULAR TOWER AT CNR.

Fine, single Prairie School house with stucco siding throughout. Large hip roof with wide, overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends and also having large hip roof. Three window dormers, one on each facade; each of which has flared stucco sides and wide overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends. There is a 2-story circular tower on the southeast corner of the main facade having a conical roof with wide, overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends under the eaves. The first and second floors of the house are divided by a wide wooden beltcourse having a finely spaced denticulated.........just below. A second, very thin beltcourse surrounds the house at the level of the second floor window lintels. All windows on the house are grouped and have a multi-paned transom over a larger single light lower sash. The front door is flanked by multi-pane sidelights which are in turn flanked by wide, flat pilasters having a raised decorative pattern formed by wooden boards placed at right angles to each other in a common Prairie School motif. A similar pilaster terminates the west end of the first floor front facade. There is a one-story-tall shed roof bay window on the west facade.

G. Wallace Fisk was the grandson of Joel S. Fisk and the son of William J. Fisk. Joel Fisk built the home to the south of this corner at 123 N. Oakland Avenue (BR65-22) and G. Wallace's brother, Harry W. Fisk, built the home on the other side of the old homestead at 137 N. Oakland (BR65-20).

G. Wallace began his career as the bookkeeper for Kellogg National Bank and later founded the Fisk Mortgage Loan Company with his brothers, Wilbur D. and Harry W. Fisk, which operated from around 1900 to 1927. G. Wallace also operated the Fisk Insurance Agency (B,C,D).
Bibliographic References:(A) Brown County Tax Rolls. (B) Commemorative Biographical record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee and Door, Wisconsin. 1895, pp. 70-71. (C) Green Bay City Directory, 1915-1916. (D) Green Bay Press Gazette, March 20, 1939.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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