40-44 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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40-44 N 3RD AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
40-44 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:
Other Name:Propsom's Junior Togs/3rd Avenue Shoe
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49712
Location (Address):40-44 N 3RD AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1881
Survey Date:2005
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Wood
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:This double commercial block is of interest in that the second story is clad with large concrete blocks or panels. The cornice is ornately detailed with paired brackets and is of wood. The storefront, however, has been substantially remodeled thus seriously compromising the original architectural integrity of this older downtown building. It does, however, contribute to the architectural significance of the District as the only example of this type of concrete material in the District. This concrete block may be of local manufacture. See 23 N. Fifth an another example. Little is known about the manufacturer--a Captain Kirtland--who was in business in Sturgeon Bay in 1881 and 1882. Notes from Stanley Green, 10/82: The Francis X. Sailer Block, a two story frame building replacing a frame structure housing the "Island City Furniture Store," was built in 1880/1881 and veneered with a new product called "artificial stone." One side of the building housed a saloon and the other a combined furniture and undertaking business which boasted the first hearse to be used in Door County. Previously surveyed in 1982/updated card/photo in 2005.
Bibliographic References:A. Sanborn Perris Maps of Sturgeon Bay, 1885. B. Kahlert, Early Door County Buildings, p. 188.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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