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202 E UNION ST

Architecture and History Inventory
202 E UNION ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Edward E. Browne Law Office
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Reference Number:29839
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):202 E UNION ST
County:Waupaca
City:Waupaca
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1853
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Survey Date:1998
Historic Use:small office building
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
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Wall Material:Clapboard
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Browne Law Office
National Register Listing Date:8/18/1980 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:E.E. BROWNE WAS THE FIRST STATE SENATOR FROM WAUPACA CO. SUPPOSEDLY THE OLDEST LAW OFFICE IN STATE THAT HAS BEEN IN CONTINUAL USE.

The Browne Law Office is a one-story Greek Revival style office building with a gable roof tha projects to become a portico with full pediment. The pediment is supported by square columns. The walls are covered with clapboard siding and punctuated with regular four-light sashes. A bay window projects from the north facade.

The Browne Law Office was listed in the National Register as a good example of a Greek Revival style commercial building that was typical of the type of early structures seen in Waupaca's downtown commercial district. The building was also listed for its association with E.E. Browne, an early pioneer lawyer in Waupaca who was a local politician and one of the most prominent citizens in the city during the nineteenth century.
Bibliographic References:Take a Walk on Main Street: Historic Walking Tours in Wisconsin's Main Street Communities, Wisconsin Main Street Program, 1998. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for the Browne Law Office. On file in the Historic Preservation Division of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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