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326 W 2ND ST

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326 W 2ND ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Joseph Mielke House
Other Name:
Reference Number:47967
Location (Address):326 W 2ND ST
County:St. Croix
City:New Richmond
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1900
Survey Date:1983
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Dutch Colonial Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:1
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Mielke, Joseph, House
National Register Listing Date:5/31/1988 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:Multiple Resources of New Richmond
Additional Information:Clapboard is the exterior fabric on this 1 1/2 story Dutch Colonial revival house. There is a cross gambrel roof. It has asphalt shingles covering it and a box cornice. There are shingled returns wehre the 2 slopes of the roof meet. The side gambrels rae pedimented. A rock faced foundation is on this rectangular paln house. Window frames are wood with entablature heads. The front or north side has a square window at the top. Below this is an oriel window. This window hsa 2 1/1 windows in the sides and a four pane window in the center. The gable has fishsclaes, dentil and triangular shaped fishscales, and "X" or cross hatched woodwork. The one story full front porch is below this. It has a hip roof, box cornice and brackets on the plain frieze. It is screened in. The porch railig has turned wood columns, as do the columns. Sawn wood scroll work is found at the top of the porch columns. Wood lattice work forms the porch foundation. A four pane picture window (like the one in the oriel) is on the east side fo thisf acade and the door is to the west. The west side of the house hsa two windows in the south part of the first story. The gable also has two windows, the one to the south being smaller. The wood detailing is similar to that in the front. This detailing is also found in the east gable with windows. Beneath this is a three part picture window and north of this is another 1/1 window. A one story addition with a gable roof is at the back or south side. The house has retained its excellent condition. There is a garage of clapboard and asphalt shingles SE of the house on the alley (see SC35-12). The lot is small with little landscaping. Trees from the lost next to it shade the house. The house is not here in 1897, as its style suggests. It is here by 1912 and the garage is here by 1927. The present owner knows nothing of the houses' history. Significance: This Dutch Colonial Revival home is the finest example of this style in the community. The gable woodwork s of high quality and accentuates the overall appearance of the house. Because it is such an outstanding example of the early 20th Century Dutch Colonial Revival style this house has local architectural significance.
Bibliographic References:A. 1897 Plat Map. B. 1912, 1927 Sanborn Maps. New Richmond Walking Tour brochure, 2000.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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