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420 BROADWAY ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Martha Whipple Music Store
Other Name:Michael J. Vowinkel, attorney
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:82352
Location (Address):420 BROADWAY ST
City:Sheboygan Falls
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1866
Additions: 1892 1877
Survey Date:2002
Historic Use:retail building
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Structural System:Balloon Frame
Wall Material:Clapboard
Architect:A.B. and W.G. Chandler
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Downtown Historic District
National Register Listing Date:12/27/1984 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 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.

Whipple was a dealer in pianos, organs and sewing machines. She also sold sheet music and music books. When she moved to Sheboygan in 1885, she sold the building to Jacob Kehl. Second floor added in 1892. In 1885, Kehl started the Kehl Cigar Co. here. The company made Reno, Marguerite and Frog brand cigars. Fessler owned the building in 1943 and Willadsen in 1965.

Previously surveyed in 1997.
Bibliographic References:Sheboygan Times 6/23/1877. Sheboygan Times 3/9/1878. Sheboygan Times 8/18/1877. Sheboygan Press 4/29/1927. Sheboygan Times 6/30/1877. Sheboygan County News 11/8/1882. Sheboygan County News 4/7/1897. Sheboygan County News 2/16/1898. Sheboygan Times 6/20/1885. Sheboygan County News 5/18/1892. Sheboygan Falls News 5/26/2004.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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