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MONROE ST N | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Building D - Passenger Car Shop
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:48228
Location (Address):MONROE ST N
County:St. Croix
City:North Hudson
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1890
Additions:C. 1904
Survey Date:1983
Historic Use:repair shop/roundhouse
Architectural Style:Astylistic Utilitarian Building
Structural System:Brick
Wall Material:Unknown
Other Buildings On Site:0
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 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A rectangular one-story vernacular 19th Century industrical building, constructed of red pilastered brick, gable roof with cruciform brickwork cornice, granite foundation (not visible) with beveled stone watertable. Northside: Segmental windows with voussior and lug sills and three large rectangular doors (two blocked) set in corbelled recessed panels weparated by brick pilasters. Eastside: Tall segmental windows with voussior and lug sills, placed in recessed corbelled panels separated with brick pilaster, central arched entrance with voussior concrete blocked to incorporate small rectangular door. Southside: Series of large segmental windows with voussior and lug sills (all but extreme eastside door blocked up).

Background: Immediately north of the Frieght Car Shop was the passenger car construction and repair facility. Of the 160 men listed on the employee roster when the yards opened in 1891, only 15 worked on passenger cars. Thirty-five percent of production focused on passenger coaches "where closer skill and shaper tools (execution demanded." A. The Passenger Coach Shop stood 85 by 202 feet until Circa 1904, when the building was expanded 24 feet to the north.
Bibliographic References:A. "Occupied:", Hudson Star Times, March 20, 1891. p. 1. B. "Hudson Securies Great Railway Shops...", Hudson Star Times, May 16, 1890, p.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 Author, 1891. E. 35th Annual Report of the C., St. P., M. & O. Railway Co. (St. Paul: By Author, 1916). F. WCWRPC Case Stuides: Adaptive Reuse Strategies. (Eau Claire; By Author, 1982). p. 47-64. G. Sanborn-Perris Insurance Maps. (New York City: Sandborn Map and Publishing Co., 1891. H. Solheim, It Haqppened In Hudson, (Hudson: Hudson Star-Observer, 1962).
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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