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101 STATE ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Joseph B. Funke Company
Other Name:Funke Candy Company, Charmant Hotel
Reference Number:34379
Location (Address):101 STATE ST
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1898
Additions: 1908
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:industrial building
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Stoltze & Schick (1898 building)Northwest Tile Company (1908 addition)
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Funke, Joseph B., Company
National Register Listing Date:10/22/2014
State Register Listing Date:8/15/2014
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, Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

Four-story free-standing candy manufacturing building with dentil trimmed cornice, surface articulated with by full-length brick piers extending through the decorative cornice (battlements have been removed), segmental arched windows filled by glass block in contemporary times, front entrance on west elevation closed up and main entrance changed to south side. Rear reinforced concrete addition.

Although the structure known as Ross of La Crosse Furniture has been altered seriously, the Funke Building is historically important as the site of one of La Crosse's turn of the century businesses. This building replaced a smaller "Wholesale Confectionary Candy Manufacturer" at 110 South Second and a grocery at 108 South Second.

Rehabilitation tax credit project, NPS Project #30082
Bibliographic References:(A) Robert Funk, grandson of Joseph Funke, 123 South 22nd St., La Crosse, Wisconsin. (B) L.P. Philippi, Philippi Art Souveneir (La Crosse: Philippi Publishing Co., 1964, Reprint: 1978), p. 71. (C) La Crosse Republican Leader, 16 February 1898, 27 June 1898. (D) The International Confectioner, November 1898.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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