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201 PEARL ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:George Zeisler Building
Other Name:Pearl Street Antiques
Reference Number:33490
Location (Address):201 PEARL ST
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1886
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Zeisler, George, Building
National Register Listing Date:2/25/1993 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/22/1993 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Stylized "rising sun" design in the pediment above the bracketed sheet metal cornice over the central front entrance and on the west side contrasging white stone belt courses above and below 2nd story windows; minor cornice at second level and above the stonr front; fluted cast iron pilasters frome the recessed entrance door; glass store front has been replaced and door to upper story has been filled with brick.

Exhibiting excellent architectural integrity, the Zeisler Buiding is one of the best examples of the small vernacular two story commercial building of Italianate influence still in extant in the commercial area.

This certainly was built by Zeisler in order to sell his beer from his brewery much like the Gud brewery.
Raymond Kiensle of La Crosse worked as a brick contractor.
Royal L. Reynolds was a contractor for the foundation.
Bibliographic References:A. City of La Crosse Tax Records. B. La Crosse City Directory (La Crosse; Phlippi Co., 1888, 1891, 1895). C. Pratt and owen, La Crosse Illustrated, (La Crosse: Art Publishing Co., 1877. Reprints 1970)p. 31. D. La Crosse Daily Republican-Leader, 4 Sept 1886, 20 Sept 1886, 30 Sept 1886.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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