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1136 MAIN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
1136 MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:
Other Name:Book People
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:72945
Location (Address):1136 MAIN ST
City:Stevens Point
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1900
Survey Date:1982
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Romanesque Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cut Stone
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Mathias Mitchell Public Square--Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:8/13/1986 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:This two story commercial building has a facade composed of cut stone. The storefront level of the facade has been painted black, the upper level beige. The transom area has been covered with wood, however a metal beam and patera are partially visible. The second story consists of two pair of windows which are set beneath semicircular arches. The tympana and spandrel areas feature square blocks of stone which are distinguished from the remaining rectangular blocks on the facade. The pressed metal cornice which completes the composition follows a classical theme with swags decorating the frieze which rests beneath a band of dentils. This commercial structure dates from around 1900. It has had many uses over the years, none significant of the history of the community.
Bibliographic References:(A) Sanborn Perris Map of Stevens Point, 1898, 1904. (B) Stevens Point City Directories 1893-1923.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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