160-164 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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160-164 N 3RD AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
160-164 N 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:C. Greisen Commercial Block
Other Name:Door Country Clothing Store/The Pro Lounge
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49730
Location (Address):160-164 N 3RD AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1895
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 two halves of this two-story, brick, commercial block may ahave been constructed for separate owners as there is some difference in window detail. Crowned by a massive pressed metal cornice that is repeated on both building halves, the remainder of the facade is quite plainly detailed. Modifications to the storefronts ahve substantially altered the original architectural integrity of this building. Because of the detailing that remains, and because it is an important corner element of an intact blockface, this building does contribute to the architectural significance of the District.

It appears from observation that a name on the North half of the cornice has been removed reinforcing the notion of dual ownership.

Surveyed in 1982/updated survey card in 2005.
Bibliographic References:A. On Pressed metal cornice (South Half). B. Sanborn Perris Maps of Sturgeon Bay, 1891-1898.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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