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531 S 8TH ST

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531 S 8TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Wolff-Jung Shoe Company
Other Name:
Reference Number:27803
Location (Address):531 S 8TH ST
Unincorporated Community:
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Year Built:1885
Additions: 1989
Survey Date:2002
Historic Use:industrial building
Architectural Style:Romanesque Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Jung, Jacob
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Wolff--Jung Company Shoe Factory
National Register Listing Date:1/30/1992 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:11/25/1991 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Jacob Jung and his sons Henry and Otto built a pair of shoe factories in this industrial city, then known best for its furniture factories. The elder Jung established the first, short-lived company the Wolff-Jung Company Shoe Factory in partnership with leather-tanner Theodore Zchetzche and shoe manufacturer and retailer Charles Wolff. Jung, a wagon-maker and builder, planned and constructed the building. Construction took place in two stages: the narrower section (whose outer bays have paired windows) was built about 1885, and the wider part (with three windows in the outer bays) went up in 1889. Unifying the two segments is a vernacular Italianate theme, suggested by triangular pediments, a heavy, corbeled cornice evoking brackets, segmentally arched window heads and the round-arched entry surrounds, and prominent keystones. The company closed in 1898, and the building later housed the Sellinger Glove Company (1914-1958).

Three-and-a-half story brick industrial building has a decorative brick cornice and parapets and was built in 1885 by Jacob Jung. Sellinger Glove Company once occupied this building. Sheboygan County Landmark. The factory's size was increased in 1889. As of 2002, was used as an apartment building.
Bibliographic References:Tax Program LJM Architects, Inc. #28;City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Architectural and Historical Intensive Survey Report.#29; City of Sheboygan Historic Preservation Commission & Department of City Development; 2002, 2004 & 2006. Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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