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458 W PRAIRIE ST

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458 W PRAIRIE ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Nelson Sawyer House
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Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:3512
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):458 W PRAIRIE ST
County:Columbia
City:Columbus
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1874
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Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cream Brick
Architect:Henry Bolte
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Prairie Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:1/7/1999 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/26/1998 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:ROUND ARCHED WINDOWS, PAIRED ON FRONT, BARGE BOARDS, CNR BRACKETS, BALCONY ON FRONT W/HEAVY CARVED SUPPORTS. SAWYER CAME FROM VERNON, NEW YORK IN 1867 TO JOIN HIS BROTHER IN A HARDWARE BUSINESS. SAWYER HAD EXPERIENCE IN BLACKSMITHING, CARPENTRY, AND MERCHANDISING. HE WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED BUILDER WHO BUILT AT LEAST 2 HOMES AND 128-140 W. JAMES. This is one of the finest Italianate style houses in Columbus and was built for Nelson Sawyer in 1874 by masonry contractor Henry Bolte.
Bibliographic References:COLUMBUS HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE TOURS, COLUMBUS HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION, 1994. City of Columbus Real Estate Tax Rolls. Columbus Democrat: May 24, 1872, p. 1. Columbus Republican: April 18, 1874, p. 1; July 25, 1874, p. 1; August 15, 1874, p. 1; May 8, 1875, p. 1. Stare, Frederick A. The Story of Columbus. Installment Nos. 154-159 (pp. 230-238).
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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