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375 E DIVISION ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Hamilton House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:53545
Location (Address):375 E DIVISION ST
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1852
Additions: 1933
Survey Date:1988
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: East Division Street - Sheboygan Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/17/2010 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:2/19/2010 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:This two-story Greek Revival house has a low-pitched gable roof with a full pediment on the front facade. The house has a clapboard exterior and large corner pilasters. The front porch was a later addition and features a flat roof with two Tuscan columns. Windows are six-over-six light sashes and the entrance is decorated with a narrow transom and sidelights.

This house is architecturally significant as a fine example of the Greek Revival style as it is typically seen in Wisconsin. The full pediment, regular fenestration, and simple classical decoration gives the house the main elements of the style. Even though it was probably moved to this location in the mid-twentieth century, it retains its eligibility for the National Register as one of the best examples of the style still extant in the city.

Sanborn-Perris maps and city directories indicate that this house was probably moved to this location around 1942. Its concrete block foundation further supports this view.
Bibliographic References:(A) Fond du Lac City Directories. (B) Sanborn-Perris Maps - Fond du Lac. (C) Fond du Lac Tax Rolls.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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