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304 LINDEN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Levi & Georgia Treleven House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:54283
Location (Address):304 LINDEN ST
County:Fond du Lac
City:Fond du Lac
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1885
Survey Date:1988
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
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 complex hip roof and an irregular plan due to the many projecting two-story bays. The wide eaves of the house are decorated with a panaled frieze and brackets. Windows are largely single-light double-hung sashes. A later-added veranda wraps around one side of the house. It features a spool-and-spindle balustrade and frieze, turned posts, and brackets.

This house is architecturally significant as a good example of a late Italianate house. The vertical emphasis of the house and the irregular plan are all elements of the late Italianate style. The bracketed eaves and hip roof are typical of the Italianate style, as well.

This house was the long-time home of Levi and Georgia Treleven between 1887 and 1942. Levi Treleven was a partner in the Treleven Brothers clothing store, and later in his life was involved with an automobile top firm.

This house is not historically significant at this time, however, with further research information may be uncovered that makes the house historically significant in the future.
Bibliographic References:(A) Fond du Lac City Directories. (B) Sanborn-Perris Maps - Fond du Lac. (C) Fond du Lac Tax Rolls. (D) Michael D. Lempinen and Les Ross, Intensive Survey Report, Fond du Lac: City of Fond du Lac and Sundberg, Carlson and Associates, Inc. 1989.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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