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610 W MAIN ST

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610 W MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Governor Edward Scofield House
Other Name:Jill and Mario Tellez House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:23333
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):610 W MAIN ST
County:Oconto
City:Oconto
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1868
Additions:
Survey Date:1975
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cream Brick
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Scofield, Gov. Edward, House
National Register Listing Date:4/11/1973 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:Two 'site files' (Gov. Edward Scofield House and Main Street Historic District) exist for this property. They contain additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. The site files also contain documentation and correspondence relating to Memorandum of Agreement stipulations as well as Determination of Eligibility documentation. They are public records and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

Elaborate wraparound porch reconstructed in 2001. Schofield lived here from 1883-1925.

Built about 1868 by William Brunquist, an early Oconto lumberman and general store owner, for $6,500. In the early 1870s, Edward Scofield married and acquired the house. Scofield ran the Scofield-Arnold Lumber Company headquartered in Marinette; in 1887, he was elected to the state senate, and in 1897, he began a two-year term as Wisconsin's last Civil War veteran governor. Later owners included Marion Scofield (Edward's granddaughter) who removed a large front porch, and Judge James Martineau.
Bibliographic References:"LUMBER ERA OCONTO TOUR". HALL, GEORGE E. "A HISTORY OF OCONTO" PP. 103-08 (OCONTO: OCONTO PUB. CO. 1969). Marinette Eagle Herald 9/13/1997. Kewaunee Enterprise 7/18/2002. Historic Sites Reconnaissance Survey. May 2009. Prepared by Barbara Kooiman. West Main Street Historic District Walking Tour brochure, 1979.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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