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910 E FOREST AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
910 E FOREST AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Syme-Gilbert House
Other Name:Michael and Karen Konz House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:62169
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):910 E FOREST AVE
County:Winnebago
City:Neenah
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1882
Additions:
Survey Date:2004
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
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Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: East Forest Avenue Historic District
National Register Listing Date:11/9/2005 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:4/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:Two 'site files' (Syme-Gilbert House & East Forest Avenue Historic District) exist for this property. They contain additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. They are public records and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

Altered eclectic residence incorporating Queen Anne, and Second Empire features. A matching carriage house has been converted to a residence. One of two outstanding examples in the city.

Built by Alexander Syme, early Menasha Water Power tycoon, the house became the home of the Gilbert family, nearly all of whom built in the area. This was the first mansion built on Forest Ave. and began the exodus of Menasha's industrialists to the Neenah side of Doty Island.

Tower and Mansard of French Second Empire - detail Eastlake.

Note carriage house in 2nd view.

The 1981 map code was 6/15 on a city engineers base map.
Bibliographic References:A. Neenah Tax Roll; 1882, p.68, Ward 3. “East Forest Avenue Historic District Preservation Plan.” April 2012. Neenah Wisconsin Landmarks Commission.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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