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1601 MADISON ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Fred Cutler House
Other Name:Ted Peck House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:34954
Location (Address):1601 MADISON ST
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
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Year Built:1902
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Georgian Revival
Structural System:Balloon Frame
Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Cass and King Street Residential Historic District
National Register Listing Date:11/7/1997 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:4/22/1997 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Built during the resurgence of Neo-classical architecture, the frame two-story house constructed with a low truncated hip roof is dominated by a portico featuring colossal Ionic columns. Groved corner boards, pilasters supporting the entablature over the sidelighted double leafed entrance door and the elliptical arched transom window are architectural details of the Cutler House associated with the classical style. Features include: multiple pedimented gable roofed dormers; hip roof extends over two-story portico supported by colossal Ionic columns; projecting entrance bay with classical entablature over double leafed entrance door visually supported by applied pilasters; fan shaped overlight and side lights of leaded glass; grooved pilaster corner boards; round bay window and three-sided two-story bay on west side; decked rear porch. A rather simplified interpretation of the Neo-Classical Revival style, this house built for Fred Cutter, an employee of German-American Bank, is significant as an early example of a house influenced by the Neo-Classical Revival style and as one of the few structures in La Crosse to use the colossal columns characteristic of the monumental nature of the style. Fred Cutter was president of the German-American Bank.
Bibliographic References:(A) La Crosse City and County Directory (La Crosse: L.P. Philippi Co., 1902, 1904). (B) Jim La Brasch, 1601 Madison, unpublished paper, ARC Murphy Libary, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. (C) City Water Records, La Crosse Public Library, 1902.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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