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910 S. Eighth St.

Architecture and History Inventory
910 S. Eighth St. | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Heber Smith House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:7115
Location (Address):910 S. Eighth St.
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1865
Survey Date:1986
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Gothic Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Clyman Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Steep gable roofs; cut out bargeboards; two story gabled bay projecting from facade; one and one-half story garage projects in front of facade; shed roofed dormers; wooden label style window heads in front gable; pendents in gable ends.

This house was built by businessman Heber Smith in the 1860s. Another prominent family, the William Pritzlaff family lived there between c. 1919 and c. 1936. Pritzlaff was a prominent hardware merchant.

This house has some historical interest as the home of Heber Smith and William Pritzlaff, both prominent businessmen.

This house, built for J. Heber Smith, owner of the historic Rough and Ready Dam and Milling Company in the 1860s, has retained the steep multigabled roof, the ornamental bargeboards, as well as the assymetrical, picturesque appearance associated withe the Gothic Revival style. The porches have been removed, additions have been made and replacement windows added.
Bibliographic References:(A) Evelyn Ruddick Rose, Our Heritage Homes, (Watertown Historical Society, 1980), pp. 64. (B) Watertown City Directories, 1866-1936, Watertown, Wisconsin Public Library.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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