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200 N MAIN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
200 N MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:George Wilson Building; Odd Fellows Hall
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:74551
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):200 N MAIN ST
County:Jefferson
City:Fort Atkinson
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1895
Additions: 1929
Survey Date:1983
Historic Use:meeting hall
Architectural Style:Romanesque Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cream Brick
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Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:6/7/1984 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:Two-story brick load-bearing; the front half is cream brick with darker brick segmental arches and corner stripes suggesting quoins; each arch encloses two double-hung windows. The side facade is the same. The polychromy has been covered with paint. The narrow Victorian cornice features a rosette design. Original storefront included a diagonal corner doorway with a cast iron corner column. The rear addition (1929) is simpler in design with a brick face and linteled double-hung windows. This building is remembered as the long-term home of the English lodge of the Odd Fellows. It also served as the City Hall and fire department ca. 1909. The upstairs IOOF hall was rented out to other groups as well.
Bibliographic References:(A) J.C. Union 11/29/1929; 10/11/1901; 10/18/1901; 12/1935; 3/20/1942. (B) C. Rogers, "Reminiscences...", art. #337. (C) Sanborn-Perris Maps.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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