12-20 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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12-20 N 3RD AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
12-20 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Commercial Block
Other Name:D.C. Bikes/Latitude 45
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49701
Location (Address):12-20 N 3RD AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1898
Survey Date:2005
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Commercial Vernacular
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Brick
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
Additional Information:The pressed metal cornice and the ornate detailing of the lintels and central oriel window are of interest in this double commercial block that is otherwise quite plainly detailed. Both storefronts, however, have been substantially modified with each capped by a variation of shake-clad canopy. This building is similar in detail to the building to the north and is of interest as a contributing element within an intact blockface.

Both 12-20 and 22-30 N. Third were probably constructed at the same time and by the same builder. There is a masonry joint at the party wall separating the two structures but there is none dividing the bays within each half of what may, originally, have been a four-unit commercial block.

Previously surveyed in 1982, updated photo in 2005.
Bibliographic References:A. Sanborn-Perris maps
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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