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126 N OAKLAND AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:A. J. Selmer House
Other Name:
Reference Number:32749
Location (Address):126 N OAKLAND AVE
City:Green Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1921
Survey Date:1985
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Craftsman
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Foeller and Schober (B)
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Oakland--Dousman Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/27/1988 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Repetitive use of design elements creates a complicated total design. The house is basically a large 1 1/2 story tall side gabled rectangular block with brick siding on the first story and stuccoed gable ends. The main roof has very wide overhanging eaves with stuccoed soffits and is supported by massive brackets with knee braces. The gable ends of the main block have three nine-light windows under a common segmental arch. The main facade has a very large gable-roof dormer facing the front with stucco siding and the same three window group found on the main gable ends. The dormer has the same wide overhanging eaves as the main roof and identically pitched slopes. A gable roof entrance pavillion is placed on the left side of the main facade with three 11 light casement windows flanking a projecting gable roof entrance vestibule having a deeply inset entrance door. The slopes of the roofs of the entrance pavillion and the entrance vestibule are contiguous with the dormer above forming a tri-gable facade. To the left of the entrance is a five window group. There are gable roof rectilinear bays on the north and south facades with roof slopes contiguous with the main gable ends. Shed roof sunporch on the south facade in the front of the gable roof bay having projecting brackets all around the cornice in imitation of a pergola. This is the best of the Craftsman style houses on the west side of Green Bay in terms of size, complexity and quality of design. The repetitive use of contiguous roof slopes covering various salients to the main block creates a strong and complex visual whole offering a far more elaborate vision of the Craftsman style than is commonly found in Green Bay. The significance of the property is enhanced by the original and well maintained condition of the house.
Bibliographic References:(A) Brown County Tax rolls. (B) Berness-Schober Assoc., Inc. Archives Stick No. 137.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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