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501-509 N MAIN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
501-509 N MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Webster Block
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:62801
Location (Address):501-509 N MAIN ST
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1895
Survey Date:19942006
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:E.E. Stevens
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: North Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:3/7/1996 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:8/4/1995 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

John Webster arrived in Oshkosh in 1847. He worked as a farmer, lumberjack and drayman. In 1853, he started a draying business and in 1867 he openened a flour and feed store. In 1870, he began to invest in real estate with this building being one result.
Bibliographic References:(A) Building plaque. (B) Sanborn Perris Map 1890. (C) Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Jan. 18, 1895. (D) Biographical Record of the Fox River Valley, Chicago, J.H. Beers Co, 1895, p. 118-119. Oshkosh Northwestern 11/6/2001. Oshkosh Northwestern 7/13/2002. Oshkosh Northwestern 5/5/2001. Oshkosh Northwestern 8/8/2003. Oshkosh Northwestern 6/12/2003. “Architecture/History Survey: Replace N. Main St./USH 45 Bridge Over The Fox River In Oshkosh.” WHS project number 07-0894/WN. November 2006. Prepared by Heritage Research, Ltd.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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