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230 MONROE ST N | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Architecture and History Inventory
230 MONROE ST N | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Building G - Storehouse
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:48222
Location (Address):230 MONROE ST N
County:St. Croix
City:North Hudson
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1890
Survey Date:1983
Historic Use:repair shop/roundhouse
Architectural Style:Astylistic Utilitarian Building
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad Car Shop Historic District
National Register Listing Date:10/4/1984
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' titled "Chicago, St. Paul, Mpls., & Omaha RR Car Shop H.D." 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, State Historic Preservation Office. Description: A rectangular two-story vernacular 19th century industrial building constructed of pilastered red brick, gable roof with cruciform brick work cornice, granite foundation with beveled stone watertable, segmental windows with voussiors and stone lug sills (boarded) placed in the recessed corbelled brick panels, both the east and west facades featuring two large segmental entrance doors with voussiors and stoop porches (concrete block), large rectangular entrance cut into south facade with concrete platform added.

Background: "The central sun around which the whole (shop) system revolves" was the old Store House. The complex's base point for general supplies and materials, the Store House also served as the headquarters where detailed work orders were disptached. The north end of the second floor provided space for offices, including that of the Master Car Builder.d An iron clad castings warehouse was added to the building's north side around 1904, but has since been removed.
Bibliographic References:A. "Occupied", Hudson Star-Times, March 20, 1891, page 1. B. "Hudson Securies Great Railway Shops...", Hudson Star-Times, May 16, 1890, page 1. C. Tenth Annual Report of the C., St.P., M., & O. Railway Co. (St. Paul: By Author, 1890). D. Eleventh Annual Report of the C., St.P., M., & O Railway Co. (St. Paul: By Athor, 1891). E. 35th Annual Report of the C., St.P., M., & O. Railway Co. (St. Paul: By Author, 1916). F. WCWRPC. Case Studies: Adaptive Reuse Strategies. (Eau Claire: By Author, 1982), pp. 47-64.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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