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N7035 STATE HIGHWAY 69 / 39

Architecture and History Inventory
N7035 STATE HIGHWAY 69 / 39 | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Freitag Homestead - house (Nicholas and Elsbeth)
Other Name:Freitag House
Reference Number:89126
Location (Address):N7035 STATE HIGHWAY 69 / 39
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:SW
Quarter/Quarter Section:NE
Year Built:1906
Survey Date:1976
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Queen Anne
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Robert L. RoteKarlen and Steinman
Other Buildings On Site:1
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Freitag Homestead
National Register Listing Date:11/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Built in 1906 on the west (uphill) side of the old highway that passed by the farmstead. In 2005 a flight of concrete steps still lead from the old highway up to the house. House is assymetrical in appearance, cruciforma in plan and 2 stories tall. Design is an excellent example of the "hipped roof with lower cross gables" subtype of the Queen Anne style identified by Virginia and Lee McAlester in "A Field Guide to American Houses." In this instance the design consists of a hip-and-gable-roofed main block with a polygonal, 2-story, gabled ell on its south elevation, and a rectilinear, 2-story, gabled ell on its north elevation. The house rests on a cut-stone foundation consisting of dressed, rock-faced limestone blocks. Foundation is crowned by a beveled stone water table.

The exterior walls are clad in red brick and support a wide encircling frieze board below the deep, overhanging boxed eaves that encircle the house.
Bibliographic References:National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Freitag Homestead.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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