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295 LINDEN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Charles & Paula Karstens House
Other Name:Shawn and Ann Kelly House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:54227
Location (Address):295 LINDEN ST
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1910
Survey Date:1988
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Craftsman
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-and-one-half story house has a steeply-pitched gable roof with projecting gables. All gable ends are shingled with wood. The second story has stucco exterior, while the first story is constructed of brick. The front porch has a brick balustrade, simple wood columns and a gable-roofed overhang marking the entrance. Windows are primarily sashes with a single lower light and multiple upper lights. While the house has the form and massing and general plan of a Queen Anne house, the strongly Craftsman style details of the house suggest the transition between the elaborate Queen Anne style and the emerging Craftsman style.

This house is a good example of a late variation of the Queen Anne style.

This was the home of Charles and Paula Karstens between 1915 and 1942. Charles Karstens was an executive with the Fond du Lac Table Manufacturing Company.
Bibliographic References:(A) Fond du Lac City Directories. (B) Sanborn-Perris Maps - Fond du Lac. (C) Maurice McKenna, Ed., Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Past and Present, Vol. II, Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1912.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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