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197 SHEBOYGAN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
197 SHEBOYGAN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:MILTON AND HELEN SIMMONS HOUSE
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Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:46800
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):197 SHEBOYGAN ST
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1885
Additions:
Survey Date:1991
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Gothic Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
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Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: East Division Street - Sheboygan Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/17/2010 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:2/19/2010 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:This two story house with a gabled ell plan has a steeply-pitched gable roof that is decorated with elaborate scroll bargeboard. The house is covered with clapboards and windows are decorated with wooden architrave surrounds. A large round-arched window decorates the second story of the front wall. There is an elliptically-arched eyebrow windows in the roof of the one-story ell.

This house is a fine exmaple of the gabled ell vernacular form with Gothic Revival details. The house has the typical two-story main block and one-story ell of the gabled ell form. The fancy bargeboard and window trim, along with the steep pitch of the roof strongly suggests the Gothic Revival style. This building well illustrates how such details can make even a simple vernacular house more stylish and attractive.

This was the home of Milton and Helen Simmons between 1887 and 1932. Milton Simmons was a banker, inlater years the Cashier of the Commerical National Bank.

This house is not historically significant. Further research may uncover information that makes it significant in the future.
Bibliographic References:(A) Fond du Lac City Directories. (B) Fond du Lac Reporter 6/29/1995. (C) Sanborn-Perris Maps - Fond du Lac. (D) Fond du Lac Tax Rolls.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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