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50 S 3RD AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
50 S 3RD AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:
Other Name:Third Avenue Cafe
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:49765
Location (Address):50 S 3RD AVE
City:Sturgeon Bay
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:
Survey Date:2006
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Italianate
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 bracketed wood cornice and the brick work detailing of the second story of this Italianate style commercial structure are of interest but the extensive mid or early 20th century modifications to the storefront are out of character with the original design. Because of its scale and what remains of the original detailing this building does contribute to the architectural significance of the District.

In 2006: The storefront level has been altered since it was last surveyed in 1982; this alteration consists of modern brick sheathing. In addition, the second-floor, segmentally arched window openings have been downsized with brick and the windows themselves replaced with rectangular examples.

Previously surveyed in 1982.
Bibliographic References:A. Sanborn Perris Maps of Sturgeon Bay, 1885.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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