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23212 WASHINGTON AVENUE / STATE HIGHWAY 20 | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:George & Mary Beaumont House
Other Name:
Reference Number:63589
Location (Address):23212 WASHINGTON AVENUE / STATE HIGHWAY 20
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:NE
Quarter/Quarter Section:NE
Year Built:1905
Survey Date:20102019
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
Additional Information:Previously surveyed in 1992.

The house was built by George and Mary Beaumont between 1903 and 1905. George was the son of English immigrants George and Helen Beaumont, who came to the Town of Dover in 1842. The crossroads community of Beaumont, which was located immediately east of the house, was named after the Beaumont family. The elder George and Helen died in 1882 and 1888, respectively. George and Mary married in 1887 and they owned and farmed the surrounding land and resided in the homestead house (no longer extant) until building the subject house. George died in 1933 and the land passed into the hands of their son Floyd, who died in 1940. His widow Evelyn owned the house until her death in 1982, after which it belonged to her daughter, Mary Beaumont. Mary lived in the house until her death in 2019. The house is now owned by Mary's niece, Juliette (Roy) Stenehjem and her husband, Jeff Stenehjem. The farm across the street was purchased by Evelyn's nephew, James Bonner. James' son, Don Bonner, continues to run the Beaumont farm. The house remains in the Beaumont family to this day.

2019: The house (#63589) is a large two and half story house of the Queen Anne Style and was constructed ca. 1903-1905. The house features a steeply pitched hipped roof with lower cross gables on the south facing, west facing and east facing facades. The house is clad in a combination of narrow clapboard and vinyl siding. The roof is clad in asphalt shingles arranged in a fish scale pattern. The main entrance is accessible through what is now an enclosed wrap around porch. The porch has a dropped secondary roof and spans the entire south side of the house and part of the east side. Multiple 1/1 sash windows span the entire porch. The same style 1/1 sash windows are featured on the second floor of the south façade. A pair of arched windows are featured in the peak of the dormer that protrudes from the south facade. The same 1/1 sash windows are also present on the west and east facing facades at both the first and second floors. The gable on the west side also has a pair of arched windows near the roof peak. On the east side a one-story addition is featured towards the north. Along its roof are railings and is accessible via a second-floor entrance. Featured near the peak of the dormer is a single arched window.
Bibliographic References:UNION GROVE WESTINE REPORT 6/26/1996. James Bonner, Conversation with Traci E. Schnell, December 2010. Bio sketch on the elder George Beaumont is in Commemorative Biographical Record of Prominent and Representative men in Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1906), 294-295. Additional information on the Beaumont family and a photo of the homestead house included in The Grassroots History of Racine County (Racine, WI: Racine County Historical Museum, 1976), 351-352. https://www.mealyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Mary-Beaumont-2/#!/Obituary
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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