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620 S 8TH ST

Architecture and History Inventory
620 S 8TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Jung Shoe Company (Jacob Jung)
Other Name:
Reference Number:27806
Location (Address):620 S 8TH ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1906
Additions: 1909 1992 1916
Survey Date:2002
Historic Use:industrial building
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:W.C. Weeks
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Jung Shoe Manufacturing Company Factory
National Register Listing Date:1/22/1992 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:11/22/1991 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 use as an apartment building as of 2002.

This 2.5 story red brick Neo-Classical Revival building with terra cotta trim was built in 1906 by Henry and Otto Jung to the designs of W.C. Weeks. Sheboygan County Landmark.

Jung’s sons proved more successful at making work boots in their Jung Shoe Manufacturing Company, which operated from 1909 until 1988. They started, however, by simply wholesaling shoes. To house their offices and warehouse, in 1906 local architect William Weeks created a two-story Beaux-Arts Classical edifice, ornamented with terracotta. Notice the fluted Ionic columns, the ornate capitals atop the pilasters, the classical egg-and-dart and bead-and-reel moldings, and the elaborate swag above the entrance. More utilitarian additions made in 1909 and 1912 housed the factory.
Bibliographic References:Tax Program 1991. 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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