148-154 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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148-154 N 3RD AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
148-154 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:M.F. LaPlant Commercial Block
Other Name:Maryanne's Fabrics - Oram's Barber Shop
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49728
Location (Address):148-154 N 3RD AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1890
Survey Date:1982
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 ornate brickwork detailing at the cornice of this vernacular style commercial block accents the otherwise plain facade. This building is of particular significance as the only commercial block within the District with a relatively intact original or early 20th century storefront executed in wood with iron columns. The storefront extends out from the primary facade of the building by about two feet. City tax rolls indicate that a structure might have been on Lot 5 prior to 1886 (the year the city was divided into lots and blocks) the property was owned by M.F. LaPlant and valued at $600. In 1890 the value of LaPlant's property jumped to $1500 indicating substantial improvement had taken place. It is probable that the building under consideration was constructed in 1890 as this tax jump corroborates the Sanborn Map information. Mitchell F. LaPlant came to Sturgeon Bay in 1878. He was a barber for 26 years.
Bibliographic References:A. Sanborn-Perris Maps of Sturgeon Bay 1885-1891. B. Tax Rolls City of Sturgeon Bay. C. Holand, History of Door County, Vol. 12, p.123.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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