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921 GRAND AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Marchetti, (Judge) Louis, House
Other Name:
Reference Number:28239
Location (Address):921 GRAND AVE
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1878
Additions:C. 1900 1940
Survey Date:19782012
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Second Empire
Structural System:
Wall Material:Wood
Architect:John Dern (builder)
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Marchetti, Louis, House
National Register Listing Date:3/7/1996
State Register Listing Date:8/4/1995
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 State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

Marchetti was municipal judge, county judge, and mayor of Wausau. House was originally located at 120 GRAND Avenue, and was moved to 111 GRANT Ave in 1993 for use as an antique store. In the summer of 2008 the house was moved a third time back to GRAND Ave, to the current location 921 Grand Ave.

An impressive example of the Second Empire style, the house features a fishscale shingled, straight-sided Mansard roof; square turret with parapet; bay window; and pedimented dormer. At it's original location it was one of the key remaining features (along with 114 Grand) marking the beginning of the elegant, tree-lined Grand Avenue - neighborhood of many prominent Wausau citizens from c. 1870 to 1900.

Louis Marchetti was an attorney who authored the classic History of Marathon County in 1913.
Bibliographic References:See Record Herald, 6/27/64. TAX ROLLS. Wausau Daily Herald 4/3/1999. Architecture/History Survey. June 2012. Prepared by Rachel E. Bankowitz. City in the Pinery, A Guide to Wausau's Historic Architecture, The City of Wausau, 1983.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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