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288-290 LINDEN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
288-290 LINDEN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Calvin Pierce House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:54225
Location (Address):288-290 LINDEN ST
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1867
Survey Date:1988
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Linden Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/26/2002 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:10/19/2001 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:This two-story Italianate house has a low-pitched hip roof with a cupola. The cupola has a hip roof, brackets, and round-arched openings. Under the wide eaves of the main roof is a paneled frieze with brackets. Windows are decorated with brick segmental arches. There is a bay window on the south wall. The entrance consists of two wood doors with oval lights topped with a transom. A plain wood surround decorates the entrance. Garage.

This house is architecturally significant as a fine example of the Italianate style. The square form, hip roof with cupola, bracketed eaves, and arched windows are all elements of the style. This house is particularly fine because of its overall high level of preservation, its size, and the extant cupola, a detail many like Italianate houses have lost.

At the present time this house is not historically significant. Further research into the original owner may uncover information that makes this house historically significant in the future.
Bibliographic References:(A) Fond du Lac City Directories. (B) Sanborn-Perris Maps - Fond du Lac. (C) Tax Rolls - Fond du Lac.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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