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236 S 9TH ST

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236 S 9TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:G.E. Webb-N.H. Withee House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:32905
Location (Address):236 S 9TH ST
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1871
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Gabled Ell
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stucco
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: 10th and Cass Streets Neighborhood Historic District
National Register Listing Date:12/13/2000 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/14/2000 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Builder was Manchester and Dane. Square tower in angle of house with battlements; three sided bay window on south side; porte cocher screened front porches with double leafed entrance paird brackets under eaves. Leaded glass; two story porch added at rear; iron fence and surrounds property; original surface; brick interior; exceptional.

Unlike the Italianate farmhouse that was a practical design, or the city mansion design with its centered front tower, the country villa is intended to be grand in scale and open in plan.

2015- "Although altered from its original appearance, the Webb/Withee House is architecturally significant as one of the few surving examples of the Italian Villa style, a variation of the Italianate style. The two-story cross-gabled brick mass, overhanging eaves with paired brackets and tall, narrow segmental arched windows are typical of the Italianate style. Also typical of the style are the south-facing octagonal bay window, full width front porch and porte cochere. The distinguishing feature of the Italian Villa style is the two-story square tower on the east side located at the junction of two wings. The third story and pyramidal roof of the tower were removed in the early 20th century. Another historic feature of this property is the mostly intact late 19th century iron fence that surrounds the site."
-"La Crosse, Wisconsin: 10th & Cass Residential Historic District Tour", Prepared by Eric J. Wheeler, (2015).
Bibliographic References:LaCrosse Leader 12/17/1870. LaCrosse Evening Democrat 7/28/1871. Crocker, Leslie. La Crosse Buildings through Time. La Crosse: La Crosse Public Library Archives Department, 2015. Christe Scheidegger, unpublished research paper, May 3, 1983.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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