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

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117 N 3RD AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
117 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:
Other Name:Athlete's Foot Sporting Goods
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49720
Location (Address):117 N 3RD AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1910
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:This early 20th century commercial building is quite plainly detailed with only limestone keystones accenting the flat brick arches spanning the second story windows. The storefront has, however, been substantially remodeled in a "Colonial" style to blend in with the adjacent building to the South. This modification has seriously compromised the original architectural integrity of this building. Because of its appropriate scale and location within an intact blockface, however, it does contribute to the significance of the District.

Through 1920 this building remained in use as a bank and the Sanborn Maps show it as having a stone veneer front. This was probably at the storefront level.

Previously surveyed in 1982, updated card/photo in 2005.
Bibliographic References:A. Sanborn Perris Maps of Sturgeon Bay 1904-1919.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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