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344 S CHARLES ST

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344 S CHARLES ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:REUBEN C. CHADBOURN HOUSE
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Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:28466
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):344 S CHARLES ST
County:Columbia
City:Columbus
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1928
Additions:
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Georgian Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Jesse A. BarlogaAlvin Ibisch
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Prairie Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:1/7/1999 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/26/1998 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:CHADBOURN WAS THE SON OF FREDERICK. The Reuben C. Chadbourn house was the home of the third generation of the Chadbourn family to build at this end of Prairie St. All three generations were bankers in Columbus. Reuben C. Chadbourn hired Rockford, Illinois, architect Jesse A. Barloga after seeing another house Barloga had designed. Appropriately enough, much of the interior of the house is the work of Alvin Ibisch, a member of the third generation of the Ibisch family to be builders in Columbus. Chadbourn's house is the largest and arguably the best Georgian Revival style house in Columbus. The roof is clad in cedar shakes.
Bibliographic References:COLUMBUS HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE TOURS, COLUMBUS HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION, 1994. Columbus Historic Landmarks and Preservation Commission site files. Stare, Frederic Arthur. Story of Columbus. Installment No. 40 (pp. 57-58). Withy, Henry F, and Elsie Rathbun Withy. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased). Los Angeles: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1970, p. 37.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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