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330 W PROSPECT AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
330 W PROSPECT AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:George and Elda Schommer House
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Reference Number:40368
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):330 W PROSPECT AVE
County:Outagamie
City:Appleton
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1927
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Survey Date:1991
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
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Wall Material:Wood Shingle
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: West Prospect Avenue Historic District
National Register Listing Date:8/24/2001 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:4/20/2001 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' (West Prospect Avenue Historic District) exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

This property is locally significant under criterion c as an interesting example of a rustic English Cottage style middleclass house of the 1920's. This quaintly massed little dwelling with its steep roofs, arched front door and all-over cladding of wood-shingles illustrates the nostalgic storybook cottage architecture popular in the 1920's, while the integral garage and sunroom betray an awareness of the latest trends in modern home design at the period.

From "Appleton's Historic Old Third Ward Walking Tour" pamphlet, revised 2014 (www.focol.org/oldthirdward):
"George's father Nicholas started a furniture and undertaking business in 1897. By dropping the furniture department in 1907, he created Appleton's first business exclusively devoted to undertaking. The home illustrates storybook cottage architecture popular in the 1920s."
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RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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