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Wisconsin Home for Veterans, King, Waupaca County, WI



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Location
King, WI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WI-323
Building/structure dates: 1887 initial construction
Significance: The veterans cottages, part of the Wisconsin Home for Veterans Complex, are eligible for HABS recordation and are significant because they contribute to the Veterans Cottages Historic District that is part of the Historic Resources of the Wisconsin Veterans Home. a multiple resource unit listed in the National Register of Historic Places. They are significant under both National Register criterion A and C. The cottages contribute to the historic district under criterion A because, together, they are a good example of an historic planned retirement community for war veterans and their wives. The cottages were part of an important social program in Wisconsin, the care and housing of the state's Civil War veterans (and later, other war veterans) and their wives at a time when the state was only funding a small number of social institutions. The Veterans Home was also the direct result of a powerful political group -- the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) -- actively pursuing a cause for their members. The veterans cottages also contribute to the historic district under criterion C, because they are part of an architecturally-significant planned community where common forms, details, and materials were used to create an architectural uniformity among individual buildings. Also, some of the cottages in the historic district can be directly attributed to noted Wisconsin architect, William Waters, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Waters was a prolific and progressive nineteenth-century architect in northeastern Wisconsin. A devotee of the Shingle architectural style, his most noted design was the Shingle-style Wisconsin Building at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Subjects
Housing


Related Names
The Grand Army Of The Republic


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW TO NORTH, BRAGG AVENUE SETTING.
2. VIEW TO NORTHEAST. WRIGHT AVENUE SETTING.
3. VIEW TO WEST. NORTH DRIVE SETTING.
4. Photographic copy of photograph (date unknown, original print in the possession of the Wisconsin Veterans Museums). COTTAGES WITH DIRT ROAD IN FOREGROUND. LOCATION UNKNOWN.
5. Photographic copy of photograph (date unknown, original print in the possession of the Wisconsin Veterans Museums). SIX COTTAGES. VIEW UNKNOWN.
6. Photographic copy of photograph (date unknown, original print in the possession of the Wisconsin Veterans Museums). COTTAGES, INCLUDING 'J.P. McPHERSON POST NO. 27 CAFE GENEVA'.
7. Photographic copy of photograph (date unknown, original print in the possession of the Wisconsin Veterans Museums). LAKE IN FOREGROUND, COTTAGES IN BACK.
8. Photographic copy of photograph (date unknown, original print in the possession of the Wisconsin Veterans Museums). SEVEN COTTAGES. VIEW UNKNOWN.


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