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7707 W STICKNEY AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:J. H. Fiebing House (rental)
Other Name:
Reference Number:8987
Location (Address):7707 W STICKNEY AVE
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Year Built:1925
Survey Date:1995
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Structural System:Masonry
Wall Material:Fieldstone
Architect:Ernest Flagg System Homes
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Fiebing, J. H., House
National Register Listing Date:9/12/1985 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:Ernest Flagg Stone Masonry Houses of Milwaukee County
Additional Information:This Eclectic Resurgence house was built after the precepts of Ernest Flagg of New York, one of the earlier proponents of economic modular building design. Dormers appear along the roof ridges. One of the Ernest Flagg Stone Masonry Houses of Milwaukee County.

This was originally a one-and-one-half-story Flagg System house with exterior walls of Tennessee quartzite. The house is L-shaped with the front entrance facing west. Window and door openings are irregular. There is a composition gable roof, seven pairs of ridge dormers, ten gable dormers and three chimneys with distinctive round openings. Casemet windows open inward over tile sills. The original fireplace was a freestanding copper unit with conical hood similar to the one illustrated in plate 51 in Flagg's book on small houses. However, a former owner substituted the present fildstone fireplace made with stones brought from Hartland, Wisconsin area. There is a cathedral ceiling in the living room with rafter and tie beam and two pairs of ridge dormers to give ventilation. However, the ceiling in the rest of the house was lowered to an eight foot height. The bathroom floor is one step up from the level of the first floor hallway. Partitions are 1 3/4" thick. The land upon which the house was built slopes to the south. In 1974 an addition was built on the house using the south endwall of the house as the north interior wall of a family room above and two bedrooms on the lower ground level. The original dimensions of the house of 35 x 52 1/2 feet were enlarged by the 15 1/2 x 181/2 foot addition. The two car garage added in 1967 is not a significant part of this nomination.

This house is architecturally significant because it is one of a group of stone masonry houses built by Arnold F. Meyer & Company, Inc. according to the construction methods of Ernest Flagg. It is one of four houses built for members of Arnold F. Meyer's own family. The house was included on a Tour of Homes sponsored by the Wauwatosa Historical Society on May 15, 1982 and described in the May, 1982 issue of the society's newsletter. It was also mentioned on April 18, 1982 in the Milwaukee Journal, part 7, page 1.

This house was built for Arnold F. Meyer's father-in-law, J. H. Fiebing, head of a local chemical company, who used it as rental property. (C). Arnold F. Meyer & Company was the builder.
Bibliographic References:A. See Perrin, Richard, in Wisconsin Academy Review, March 1976. B. Permit #104, City of Wauwatosa. C. Maynard Meyer.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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