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509 W GRAND AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Cook-Rutledge House (E.D. Rand House)
Other Name:Chippewa County Historical Society Museum
Reference Number:3175
Location (Address):509 W GRAND AVE
City:Chippewa Falls
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1873
Additions: 1888
Survey Date:1984
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:1
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Cook-Rutledge House
National Register Listing Date:8/7/1974 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. 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 Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office. NOW OCCUPIED BY THE CHIPPEWA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE RANDS, RUTLEDGES, AND COOKS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LUMBER INDUSTRY.

Mansard roofed cupola with round arched windows and iron cresting on roof; stone quoins; paired brackets and dentil trim under eaves/cornice; 4/4 window sashes, open front/side porches supported by carved posts; porte cochere. Three-sided projecting north bay; stained glass; two story west wing, iron fence.

The Cook-Rutledge House was constructed in 1873 and was altered with improvements valued at $4,000 by the prominent lumberman Edward Rutledge (1834-1911) in 1888 to its present appearance. Of typical Italianate square shape with denticulated cornice and wide eaves supported by paired brackets, the brick house has an elaborate mansard roofed cupola decorated with iron cresting, denticulated cornice, arched windows and corner pilasters. The Cook-Rutledge House exhibits varied complex ornament typical of the Victorian period such as decorative wooden porches and porte cochere, bracketed eaves, window hoods, iron cresting, stained glass and white stone trim foundation and quoins.

The Cook-Rutledge House is an excellent architecturally significant representative of the Italianate style and clearly the most elaborate extant historic 19th century house in Chippewa Falls.

Covenant/Easement: From 1/15/1980 to 1/15/1985. A 'covenant file' exists for this property. It may contain additional information such as photos, drawings and correspondence. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office.
Bibliographic References:(A) CHIPPEWA FALLS HERALD TELEGRAM 4/16/1994 and 5/12/1998. (C) Chippewa Falls (WI) Independent 10 May, 1888.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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