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1956 PLOVER ST

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1956 PLOVER ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Melzar Buck House
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Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:218361
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1956 PLOVER ST
County:Portage
City:Stevens Point
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1885
Additions:C. 1906
Survey Date:20112012
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
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Wall Material:Clapboard
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Demolished?:No
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NOTES
Additional Information:SANBORN MAPS SHOW THAT THIS WAS A GABLE ELL HOUSE IN 1904 AND THAT IT WAS EITHER GREATLY ALTERED AND EXPANDED BETWEEN 1904 AND 1912 OR ELSE WAS TOTALLY REBUILT AS A NEW HOUSE DURING THIS PERIOD.

THIS HOUSE MAY BE SHOWN ON THE 1891 BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF STEVENS POINT AS A GABLE ELL HOUSE.

While earlier research suggested suggests a circa 1885 date of construction for this property, Sanborn maps indicate that the house was significantly renovated (or replaced) into its current appearance between 1904 and 1912. Directories list Soo Line engineer Melzar Buck as the owner from the late 1900s until at least 1920. Clinton Copps, who was the secretary-treasurer of the Copps Grocery Store, lived in the house in the late 1920s. His wife, Sarah, remained there until at least 1940.
Bibliographic References:CITY OF STEVENS POINT ASSESSOR'S RECORDS. City directories SANBORN-PERRIS FIRE INSURANCE MAPS: 1904, 1912.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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