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215 PEARL ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:John Voegle Building
Other Name:T J's Apparel
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:33496
Location (Address):215 PEARL ST
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1866
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Commercial Vernacular
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: La Crosse Commercial Historic District
National Register Listing Date:9/2/1994
State Register Listing Date:10/8/1993
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Moulded projecting brick cornice; triangular pediment shaped stone window heads with corbeled ends; moulded brick secondary cornice above the store front; iron pilasters wth decorative capitals frame the recessed entrance. Minor alteration of store front has occurred. Similar to the two adjacent stores at 211 and 213 Pearl also constructed by John Voegle, the east three bay structure used first as a grocery storne and later in the 1880s by George Bishop as a sample room is significant as the earliest known commercial structure in the city. The earliest part of the Boegle Block. Two remaining sections at 213 and 211 Pearl Street constructed in 1868 and 1874, respectively. Cast iron storefront added in the 1870s. John Voegle was a grocer.
Bibliographic References:City of La Crosse Tax Record, 1864-1896. La Crosse City Directory, (La Crosse: L.P.Phillippi Co. 1888, 1895). Pratt and Owen, La Crosse Illustrated (La Crosse: Art Publishing Co., 1887; Reprint: 1978)p. 31. Dr. L. Crocker, On Architecture La Crosse (WI) Tribune, May 21, 1978. LACROSSE TRIBUNE 12/15/1994.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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