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720 59TH PL.

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720 59TH PL. | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:KENOSHA YMCA
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:9626
Location (Address):720 59TH PL.
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1930
Survey Date:1987
Historic Use:recreational building/gymnasium
Architectural Style:Tudor Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Architect:Chester H. Walcott
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Library Park Historic District
National Register Listing Date:11/29/1988 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. ASSORTED ORIELS. PROJECTING ENTRY W/DEEP SEGMENTAL ARCH. STRING COURSES. SHAPED PARAPETS.

"This four and one-half story building towers over the north end of the district. Designed by Chicago architects Charles H. Walcott, this stone ashlar Tudor Revival style building has a square plan. At the southwest corner is a "tower" decorated with battlements. Entrances to the building are highlighted by projecting pavilions with stone Tudor arches. New additions have been made to the east side of the building. The YMCA was built in 1930, through a contribution of $400,000 from Charles W. Nash, which the city more than matched through donations. The facility was opened on November 15, 1930, and still serves the Kenosha community today, offering recreational facilities for all ages." Historic Kenosha: Library Park Historic District, Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2005
Bibliographic References:SANBORN-PERRIS MAP. KENOSHA NEWS 11/14/1994. Kenosha News 6/1/2003. Historic Kenosha: Library Park Historic District, Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2005
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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