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2526 EDGEWOOD PLACE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:William & Margaret Orton House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:34856
Location (Address):2526 EDGEWOOD PLACE
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1937
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Edgewood Place Historic District
National Register Listing Date:10/28/2010 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:8/20/2010 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Two-story gable roofed house with cornice returns, multi-paned lights over clear plate glass windows, and classical frontispiece with projecting cornice and grooved pilasters. Attached garage.

2015- "These three [2520, 2526 and 2532 Edgewood Pl.] two-story brick Colonial Revival residences share a similar style, location and construction date. The defining elements of the Colonial Revival Style are a rectangular, side-gabled mass, central entry, symmetrically placed multi-pane double-hung windows and neo-Classical doorway ornamentation. These residences are three bays wide with a brick exterior, single flanking chimney and decorative shutters.

The Orton House [2526] has an off-set entry instead of the typical central entry. All three residences have ornamented door surrounds, providing differentiation in their otherwise similar facades. The Osweiler House has a broken pediment over the entry wuith a wooden sunburst typmanum over the door. The Orton House has a door surround with a horizontal projecting cornice supported by fluted pilasters. The McKenna House has projecting brick entry with recessed arches topped by a simple pediment.

The Colonial Revival style became popular in America after the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893, where Greek and Roman were the dominant architecutral motifs. In the Midwest, classically influenced two-story residences are often referred to as Colonials, reflecting the region from which the classical form was established."
-"La Crosse, Wisconsin: Edgewood Place Residential Historic District Tour", Prepared by Eric J. Wheeler, (2015).
Bibliographic References:(A) City Directories.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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