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601 Clyman St.

Architecture and History Inventory
601 Clyman St. | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:John Ford House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:75911
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):601 Clyman St.
County:Jefferson
City:Watertown
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1876
Additions:
Survey Date:1986
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Gabled Ell
Structural System:
Wall Material:Cream Brick
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:Y
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
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
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NOTES
Additional Information:Wooden pediment shaped window heads on west gable; decked front porch probably added; rear enclosed porch; oculus in gable end; rectangular two over two windows. Carriage house (43/23).

John Ford lived in this house between c. 1880 and c. 1893. It was the home of Earl Cook, a physician, between c. 1913 and at least 1930.

Ford came to Watertown in 1849 and worked for 16 years as a plasterer and mason. In 1873 he began a lumber business under the name Hamlin and Ford.

This house has some historical interest as the home of John Ford, a lumber merchant.
Bibliographic References:(A) Watertown Republican Sept. 27, 1876. (B) Watertown City Directories, 1866-1930, Watertown, Wisconsin Public Library. (C) C.W. Butterfield, The History of Jefferson County Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879, p. 606.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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