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7709 W LISBON AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

Property Record

7709 W LISBON AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
7709 W LISBON AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:SAMUEL D. LUSCOMBE HOUSE
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Reference Number:31579
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):7709 W LISBON AVE
County:Milwaukee
City:Milwaukee
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1855
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Survey Date:1980
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
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Wall Material:Cream Brick
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
NOTES
Additional Information:OWNER DATES USES Samuel D. Luscombe 1854-1858 Farm Residence Robert W. Pierce 1858-1863 Farm Residence James Stewart 1863-1874 Farm Residence Edward Stanford 1874-1879 Farm Residence Adam Drach 1879-1938 Farm Residence ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Outstanding example of the Italian Villa Style in Milwaukee. Characteristic of the region, it is constructed of Cream City brick. Characteristic of the style, the structure is comprised of rectilinear blocks in juxtaposition, with round-headed grouped windows, and scroll brackets on a dentilated cornice. The residence has been altered little, as the attached 1876 drawing attests. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: One of a few remaining early farm residences in outlying Milwaukee. In what was then Wauwatosa Township, several miles outside Milwaukee City limits, Samuel D. Luscombe built this impressive house on 94.58 acres along the Old Lisbon Plank Road. Less is known of Luscombe than of subsequent owners James Stewart and Edward Stanford. Both "followed the lakes" as captains of mercantile vessels. Captain Stewart arrived in Milwaukee in 1847 from Aberdeen, Scotland. He retired on this property in 1863 and lived there until his death in 1874. His daughter Barbara married Captain Edward Stanford, a nativ of Sussex, England. They resided here for five years following Stewart's death.
Bibliographic References:BUILT IN MILWAUKEE, LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, P. 36, P. 157. Tax Program. Milwaukee County Registor of Deeds: Grantor-Grantee Index. Zimmermann, H. Russell, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL (Sept. 10, 1967). ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL ATLAS OF MILWAUKEE COUNTY (H. Belden, 1876), p. 19, 53. MAP OF THE COUNTY OF MILWAUKEE (New York, H.F. Walling, 1858).
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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