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340 S MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Architecture and History Inventory
340 S MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Captain Joseph and Olive Keyes House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:6977
Location (Address):340 S MAIN ST
City:Lake Mills
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1843
Additions: 1880
Survey Date:19742014
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:Capt. Joseph KeyesGeorge Ferry
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: South Main Street Residential Historic District
National Register Listing Date:4/20/2020
State Register Listing Date:11/30/2018
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-Public History.


This two-story Greek Revival house with a T-plan was constructed by Captain Joseph Keyes in 1843 (1). The front (west) facade is parallel to South Main Street. It is of frame construction and is sheathed in clapboard with a side gable roof. The roof is covered with asphalt shingles and has two ridgeline brick chimneys with corbelling, one at both the north and south ends of the gable roof. This portion of the house displays a wide cornice with simple returns, corner boards, pilasters, and one-story, full-length porch with decorative columns that spans the facade. The front entry is accessed by a set of wood stairs and open railing with turned newel posts. It is flanked by multi-light sidelights and a transom. Windows are multi-light-over-one, double-hung sash. A small, one-story sunroom addition is located on the rear (south) elevation where the main building and rear wing intersect. It has flat roof multi-light transoms and multi-light casement windows.

The rear (east) wing is also of frame construction, sheathed in clapboard, with a gable roof covered with asphalt shingles. The side (north) elevation primarily consists of one-over-one, double-hung sash windows with shutters and large single-pane windows on the second story. The other side (south) elevation features a one-story porch that wraps around the side and rear elevation. It has a flat roof supported by decorative square columns and spindlework railing. The property also includes a c.1950 two-bay garage.
Bibliographic References:2014 (1) Roland Liebenow, People, Their Places and Things: a Vignette History of Lake Mills, 42.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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