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W6582 STH 144

Architecture and History Inventory
W6582 STH 144 | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Charles T. and Gertrude Rietz House
Other Name:
Reference Number:78172
Location (Address):W6582 STH 144
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1903
Survey Date:19772012
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:Cornelius Leenhouts and Hugh Wilson Guthrie
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Rietz, Charles T and Gertrude, House
National Register Listing Date:7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
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. The Rietz House, c.1900, is a large two-and-half-story Transitional Queen Anne style home. An irregular plan transitions to a nearly symmetrical Colonial Revival-like facade with a front-gable roof and three prominent gable wall dormers. Wood clapboard siding covers the house and fenestration includes original double-hung windows with wood sills and lintels and some replacement windows with false muntins. Wide, open overhanging eaves are bracketed and support the gable ends of the asphalt-shingled roof. A large porch, raised roughly four feet, wraps around the front of the building and has an arched roof opening and replacement stone supports and railings. Craftsman-like touches like the brackets and low roof slopes bring into question the exact date of construction on the large property. The original owners, the Rietz family, operated a successful distillery in Silver Creek (see AHI Nos. 78784 and 78787).
Bibliographic References:
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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