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809 OWEN RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

Property Record

809 OWEN RD

Architecture and History Inventory
809 OWEN RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:EDWARD A. AND IRENE THOMAS HOUSE
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:5592
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):809 OWEN RD
County:Dane
City:Monona
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Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1936
Additions:
Survey Date:19802018
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:International Style
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:BEATTY AND STRANG
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
NOTES
Additional Information:THE BUILDER WAS BRUNSELL BROTHERS.

In 1935 Hamilton Beatty formed a partnership with Allen Strang, specializing in the design of low-cost International style houses. The most modest was the 1936 Edward and Irene Thomas House. Hallmarks of the International style found here include a flat roof, wide horizontal bands of windows wrapping around the corners, and the near absence of ornament. Beatty and Strang created an economical floor plan through a compact room arrangement that minimized hallways and wall partitions. The kitchen and bathroom are diminutive but efficiently arranged around a central utility core, allowing more room for the family living and dining spaces.

2018 - One-story International Style house constructed of brick. Building has attached one-car garage on facade. Windows appear to be vinyl replacements.
Bibliographic References:ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, MAY 1937. MADISON TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, INC. NEWSLETTER, OCTOBER 1994. Buildings of Wisconsin manuscript.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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