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319 W FRANKLIN ST

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319 W FRANKLIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Turner House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:29015
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):319 W FRANKLIN ST
County:Columbia
City:Portage
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1881
Additions:C. 1925
Survey Date:1990
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Society Hill Historic District
National Register Listing Date:3/5/1992 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/22/1992 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:Photo code: Neg file 376/P3-17.

The Andrew Jackson Turner House was home to a Wisconsin newspaperman and politician. His son, Frederick Jackson Turner, became the leading U.S. historian of his era; his essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," won the Pulitzer Prize in 1893 and established the major direction for American historical scholarship for several decades. Like the Cochrane House, the Turner House changed over the years after it was built in 1881. Its Italianate origins are evident in the low-pitched hipped roof and segmentally-arched windows, but the residence later assumed a Southern-style Colonial Revival appearance, with the addition of a classical entry surround and a dramatic full-height Doric portico.
Bibliographic References:Historic name, date of construction: NR nomination Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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