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813 S 3RD ST

Architecture and History Inventory
813 S 3RD ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Emil Schneider House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:23886
Location (Address):813 S 3RD ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1870
Survey Date:19881973
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:Balloon Frame
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:JOHN RUGEE
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Walker's Point Historic District
National Register Listing Date:12/19/1978
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
Additional Information:This two story Italianate house features a T-shaped plan configuration, a limestone foundation and trim, a brick exterior and an asphalt shingled, truncated hip roof. Wide overhanging eaves have elaborately detailed brackets. A dentil trimmed cornice and a detailed frieze are also present. Round arched openings accent many of the windows and the front entrance. Brick lintels and bracketed sills on the windows, a dentil trimmed cornice and a frieze are other elements. The residence is in excellent condition. A carriage house is a related building (MI 292/33).

Emil Schneider was the original owner of this 1870 dwelling. [A, B].

1973: "Alterations and Additions (as of 1973): On the exterior, the major alterations have been the removal of the porches which originally ornamented the east and south elevations and the wood balustrade surrounding the central portion of the hipped roof. Within the past two years the exterior has been sand-blasted , and both inside and out the house is now undergoing restoration."

A German immigrant to Milwaukee from Prussia in 1852, Schneider had become, by the 1870s, a successful wine and liquor merchant. After his death in 1894, descendants continued to live in the substantial house until 1913.
Bibliographic References:A. Deeds. B. MILWAUKEE SENTINEL. C. BUILT IN MILWAUKEE, LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, P. 37, P. 174. D. MILWAUKEE HISTORIC BUILDINGS TOUR: WALKER'S POINT (RESIDENTIAL), CITY OF MILWAUKEE DEPARTMENT OF CITY DEVELOPMENT, 1994. Bell, Anna, Laura "Emil Schneider House", Walker's Point Preservation District Inventory prepared for Land Ethics, Inc., Milwaukee, 1970, and sources cited. Palmer, Virginia A. and Wietczykowski, Mary Ellen, Walker's Point: Two Walking tours, Milwaukee, 1972, 9, 11. Historic Walker's Point, Inc., A Guide to Historic Walker's Point, 1978.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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