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205 N LOSEY BLVD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Guy and Eloda Beach Residence
Other Name:Barbara and Dick Kampa House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:34468
Location (Address):205 N LOSEY BLVD
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1926
Additions: 1962 1973
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Spanish Colonial
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stucco
Architect:Carl SchubertSchwalbe Construction Co.
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: 23rd and 24th Streets Historic District
National Register Listing Date:11/5/2010
State Register Listing Date:11/5/2010
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:During the period when the Spanish Colonial style broke geographic constraints and spread across the country, the architect used a white stucco exterior, red tile trim, wrought iron, a stepped facade, a large chimney, and round arched windows and entrance porch to create the Spanish Colonial style in the Beach house. Features include: one-story stucco house with red barrel tile coping on the parapet with iron grilles in the cut-out openings, projecting pent roofs over multi-paned windows, round south bay window with metal roof, and round one-bay open entrance portico with round arched openings. Additions on the north side are similar in design; iron fenced front patio. The house designed for Guy Beach in 1926 is a significant example of Period Revival architecture in La Crosse and of the early work of a local architect, Karl Schubert. Guy Beach was connected with the theatre. Frank Burgess, Sec/Treasurer of the La Crosse Tribune Co., purchased it c. 1931. Additions along the north side were constructed in 1962 and 1973.
Bibliographic References:(A) Dr. L. Crocker, Dept. of Art, University of Wisconsin. (B) Wright's La Crosse City Directory (Milwaukee: Wisconsin, Wright Directory Co., 1928, 1932, 1939). (C). La Crosse Tribune, 22 October 1995. (D) Roderick Robins, "The Nietsch House," unpublished paper, UW-La Crosse, ARC. (E) La Crosse City Water Records, La Crosse Public Library, Archives.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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