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15-27 North Main Street (Commercial Buildings), 19-21 North Main Street, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI



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Location
19-21 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WI-287-B
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Significance: A unique example of the Romanesque Revival applied to a small scale commercial structure. The only surviving example of Romanesque Revival in the city. Double peaks mark the individual stores, elaborate corbel tables follow the pitch of the gable. A group of three pointed arch windows occurs in each bay, with the stair location marked by a narrow double window. The building is a possible survivor of the fire of 1875. The double storefront was originally owned by C.S. Weaton on the north and by Gabriel Bouck and Charles A. Weisbrod on the south. Of the three, Bouck was significant to the history of the city. He was a prominent lawyer who was a member of the State Assembly (1860-62; 1873-75) and Speaker of that body (1874-5), State Attorney General (1857-59), and Member of Congress (1876-78). He also raised the first body of volunteers and led them during the Civil War. When discharged in 1864, Bouck had achieved the rank of colonel. Colonel Bouck died in Oshkosh in 1904.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
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1. EAST FRONT


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