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Elizabeth Plankinton House, 1492 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI



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Item Title


Location
1492 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WI-280
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-42).
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Significance: The Elizabeth Plankinton House is a Richardsonian Romanesque-inspired building built by pioneer meat packing magnate, John Plankinton as a wedding gift for his daughter Elizabeth. It is one of the last surviving mansions that once predominated the former Grand Avenue residential areas.

Related Names
Mix (?), Edward Townsend
Plankinton, John


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SOUTH FRONT LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. VIEW OF SOUTH FRONT LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. SAME ANGLE AS THE 1890 VIEW (SOUTH FRONT)
4. PHOTOCOPY OF CA. 1890 VIEW OF SOUTH FRONT
5. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER
6. VIEW OF EAST SIDE
7. VIEW OF NORTHEAST CORNER
8. VIEW OF WEST SIDE LOOKING EAST
9. VIEW OF WEST SIDE LOOKING SOUTHEAST
10. DETAIL OF EAST PORTE COCHERE
11. DETAIL OF 3rd FLOOR BALCONY OF TURRET
12. DETAIL OF A THIRD FLOOR COLUMN CAPITAL
13. EAST VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR MAIN HALL
14. NORTHEAST VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR MAIN HALL STAIRCASE
15. NORTHEAST VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, MAIN STAIRCASE LANDING IN MAIN HALL
16. EAST VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR MAIN STAIRCASE
17. NORTHWEST VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR MAIN STAIRCASE
18. FIRST FLOOR MAIN STAIRCASE OAK BALUSTRADE PANEL WITH CORKSCREW SUNBURST
19. DETAIL OF OAK BALUSTRADE PANEL WITH CORKSCREW SUNBURST
20. DETAIL OF A BRASS PLATE IN THE CEILING OF THE MAIN HALL
21. FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL OF MAIN STAIRCASE PILLAR
22. DETAIL OF THE BRASS PLATE ON THE INSIDE OF THE FRONT DOOR
23. NORTHEAST VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR MAIN STAIRCASE FRAMED BY SOUTH PARLOR ENTRANCE
24. SOUTHWEST VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR SOUTH PARLOR
25. SOUTHWEST VIEW OF FIREPLACE IN SOUTH PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR
26. NORTH VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR NORTH PARLOR
27. NORTHVIEW OF FIREPLACE IN NORTH PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR
28. SOUTH VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR CENTRAL HALL
29. SOUTH VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, ROOM 10 ENTRANCE
30. EAST VIEW OF NORTHEAST BEDROOM: ROOM 10, SECOND FLOOR
31. EAST VIEW OF SOUTHEAST BEDROOM, ROOM 11, SECOND FLOOR
32. SOUTH VIEW OF READING ROOM; ROOM 12, SECOND FLOOR
33. NORTH VIEW OF READING ROOM: ROOM 12, SECOND FLOOR
34. EAST VIEW OF STAIRCASE TO THIRD FLOOR
35. NORTHEAST VIEW OF STAIRCASE LANDING AT THIRD FLOOR
36. SKYLIGHT ON THIRD FLOOR
37. DETAIL OF DOOR AND WINDOW TRIM ON THIRD FLOOR.
38. SOUTH WINDOW AND TRIM ON THIRD FLOOR.
39. MANTEL ON THIRD FLOOR.
40. DETAIL OF THIRD FLOOR MANTEL.
41. DETAIL OF THE INTERIOR SHUTTERS WHICH RISE FROM THE WINDOW SEATS.


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