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158 N 2ND AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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158 N 2ND AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
158 N 2ND AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:N.R. Lee House
Other Name:The Corner House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49693
Location (Address):158 N 2ND AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1867
Survey Date:1982
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Third Avenue Historic District
National Register Listing Date:10/6/1983
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:This early house has been added on to several times and has now been adapted (including the linked coach house) (c1880) for use as a boutique. There is evidence of some late Greek Revival influence in the detailing of the window lintels and the wide fascia board. The wing to the south was originally a single story high. A second story was added and the porch substantially modified in about 1905. Recent additions to the east are in sympathy with the original architecture although the present color scheme is inappropriate. Despite the modifications, this early house is a rare local example of a once common Midwestern style.

301 N. Main in 1885 N.R. Lee came to Sturgeon Bay in 1858 and worked in the "Lower Mill". He served in the 32nd Wisconsin Infantry during 1861-1868. Lee had Delano Kimber construct a home. Lee, by this time, ran a hotel but Mrs. Lee died tragically in 1871-1872 and the home was sold. In 1886 it was valued at $1000.
Bibliographic References:A. Kalhlert Early Door County Buildings, p. 96. B. Sanborn Perris Maps of Sturgeon Bay, 1904-1911.d C. Tax Rolls, City of Sturgeon Bay. D. Stanley Green papers, Biographical Door County Advocate, 1868-1870.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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