11 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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11 N 3RD AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
11 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:J.J. Pinney Block
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49700
Location (Address):11 N 3RD AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1906
Survey Date:1982
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Neoclassical/Beaux Arts
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Brick
Architect: Fred D. Crandall
Other Buildings On Site:
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 large 2 1/2 story commercial block anchors the corner of an intact commercial blockface within the District. The late Classical Revival detailing at the cornice and the use of rockfaced local limestone is of interest. A third story (above the cornice) appears to have been added about 1915 but does not detract from the original architectural character of his handsome, albeit simply detailed, early 20th century brick commercial block. It is an excellent and relatively intact example of a once common style and is the only such commercial block within the District constructed of both brick and local limestone.

In 1898, the above noted property was vacant. Two years later, Mrs. J.P. Graass had a building constructed on the site valued at $2200 for both land and improvements. In 1906, J.J. Pinney acquired the property and the value of the site nearly tripled. Pinney's building was valued at $4500, exclusive of the land. J.J. Pinney was the son of G.W. Pinney. J.J. Pinney was the editor of the Door County Democrat. G.W. Pinney was a newspaperman and commercial tree grower.
Bibliographic References:A. Carved stone on facade. B. Sanborn-Perris Maps of Sturgeon Bay 1904-1911. C. WIHP Card D. Tax Rolls - City of Sturgeon Bay. E. The Architecture of Fred D. Crandall-Door County Library-Picasa Web Albums
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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