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102 MARY ST

Architecture and History Inventory
102 MARY ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:BOSCOBEL G.A.R. HALL
Other Name:G.A.R. HALL
Contributing:
Reference Number:44083
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):102 MARY ST
County:Grant
City:Boscobel
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1871
Additions: 1896 1938C. 1980
Survey Date:1982
Historic Use:church
Architectural Style:Front Gabled
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Boscobel Grand Army of the Republic Hall
National Register Listing Date:12/27/2007 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/20/2007 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' 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 Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

ARCHITECTURAL STATEMENT:
THIS BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY A BAPTIST CHURCH. IT FEATURES FLANK SIDING AND A FRONT PORCH WHICH COVERS THE ENTRANCE. IT WAS EXTENSIVELY REMODELLED IN 1896.

THE G.A.R. HALL WAS CONSTRUCTED AS A BAPTIST CHURCH C.1871. THE GABLE ROOFED STRUCTURE IS TWO STORIES IN HEIGHT AND COVERED WITH SHIPLAP FLUSH SIDING. THE FOUNDATION IS CUT STONE. TWO ENTRANCES ARE LOCATED BENEATH THE PORCH WHICH EXTENDS ACROSS THE FACADE. THE PORCH REPLACED A MORE DELACATE PORCH WITH TURNED POSTS AND BRACKETS. WINDOWS ARE 2/2 SASH SET IN SIMPLE FRAMES.

HISTORICAL STATEMENT:
THE BAPTIST CHURCH WAS ORGANIZED IN 1869, CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHURCH BUILDING BEGAN C.1871 (A). THE BAPTIST CONGREGATION DECLINED IN THE LATE 1870'S AND IN 1880'S OR 1890'S THE BUILDING WAS SOLD TO THE JOHN MCDERMOTT POST OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (A). THE BUILDING'S IMPORTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY FIRST AS A CHURCH AND LATER AS A GAR HALL, RESULTS IN ITS EVALUATION AS AN HISTORICALLY INTERESTING STRUCTURE.
Bibliographic References:BOSCOBEL DIAL 7/9/92. A. HOLFORD, HISTORY OF GRANT CO. CHICAGO, 1900 P. 680.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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