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3009 BAY SETTLEMENT RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Holy Cross Rectory
Other Name:Holy Cross Church Rectory
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:29709
Location (Address):3009 BAY SETTLEMENT RD
City:Green Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1860
Survey Date:1999
Historic Use:rectory/parsonage
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Other Buildings On Site:1
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Holy Cross Church and Convent
National Register Listing Date:6/28/2001 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/19/2001 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for the historic district. 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.

Only cut stone example of this style in Green Bay and a later example. Bracketed wooden cornice surrounds the building below the overhanging eaves.

The corners of the building have fine cut stone quoins and all windows have cut stone sills and lintels. The pergola roofed entrance porch rests on cut stone piers and is a later addition.

There is a small hip roofed kitchen wing on the north facing facade which is one story tall, has a metal roof, and has a separate entrance on its front facing facade. The kitchen wing has the identical bracketed wooden cornice found on the main block.

There is also a superb small hip roofed outbuilding behind the house which has the same bracketed wooden cornice found on the main house and which is sided in wood worked to imitate panel-faced cut stone.

Architectural/Engineering Significance

This excellent example of the Italionate style was built as the rectory of the original (Ca. 1852) Holy Cross Church next door, and continues to serve the same function for the current church. (BR 112/12). This is the only surviving example of this style in Green Bay executed in cut stone quoins and its fine wooden bracketed cornice which encircles both the main block and the kitchen wing on the northeast facing facade.

The significance of the building is enhanced by its largely orginal condition and by the existence of a small wooden outbuilding behind which also ahs a bracketed cornice and is sided in wood imitating cut stone.

Surviving examples of an ensemble such as this are rare an this is one of the better intact examples.

#650: One of eight buildings inthe proposed district (112/12-17). There is an important small shed behind the house described in the main text.
Bibliographic References:A. LaFrambois, Pauline. A Glimpse Into the Past. New Franken, WI 1976, Pg. 75.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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