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1438 RUTLEDGE ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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1438 RUTLEDGE ST

Architecture and History Inventory
1438 RUTLEDGE ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Louis & Fannie Russos Residence
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:38720
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):1438 RUTLEDGE ST
County:Dane
City:Madison
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1924
Additions:
Survey Date:1984
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Bungalow
Structural System:
Wall Material:Aluminum/Vinyl Siding
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Marquette Bungalows Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/14/1997
State Register Listing Date:11/6/1996
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:KARRELS BUILDING CO. WAS THE BUILDER. Map Code is 071007219241.

"This bungalow's stucco and applied half-timbering facade recall Tudor Revival. The house is front gabled with hip-roofed side dormers. Note that the slightly projecting gable on the enclosed entry porch overlaps the main roof's gable. The glazed doors, sidelights and ribbon windows are typical of the Craftsman style. This bungalow was converted into a two-unit home in 1940. Throughout its history it has been home to a number of different families:

In 1927, the original owners, Louis and Fannie Russos, were President and Vice-President of the Quality Confectionery Co. (9 E. Main Street). By 1929, the Russos owned Arcadia Chocolate Shop at 30 W. Mifflin.

In 1931, Herbert O. and Amanda Monson, along with their two children Lyle and Violet, moved in. Herbert was a grocer at one of the three Royal Blue Food Stores (121 E. Mifflin Street) in Madison at the time.

In 1937, Clarence L. and Clara A. Soule purchased the home. Clarence was a salesman at the Forbes-Meagher Music Co.

Two years later, the Rev. Ernest F. Ruff, pastor of the Madison Gospel Tabernacle, along with his wife Sylvia, had moved in. An in 1943, the city directory lists two separate residents, both as renters, indicating the the house had been split into two separate apartments."
The Marquette Bungalow & Garden Walking Tour, Samantha Becker for the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, 1996.
Bibliographic References:TAX RECORDS. CITY DIRECTORY. PERMIT. MARQUETTE BUNGALOW AND GARDEN WALKING TOUR, 9/1996, MADISON TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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