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Charles Crosse House

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1866. 133 W. Main St.

A physician who also operated a drugstore in Sun Prairie, Crosse built this Carpenter Gothic house shortly after he returned from duty as a surgeon in the Civil War. He also founded the village’s first newspaper in 1877 and served as village president and state legislator. Carpenter Gothic became popular in the mid-nineteenth century after landscape architect A. J. Downing published books promoting such designs for rural settings. Here, simple chamfered posts with elaborate foliated brackets support a veranda, which wraps around the front and east elevations. The entrance and French windows open onto the porch. Above the entrance, a tall, arched window pierces a gabled wall dormer, embellished by foils and cusps. In 1976, Sun Prairie Historical Restorations, a group of preservation-minded citizens, restored the building to its historic appearance for use as a community center, open for special events.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.
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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Charles Crosse House", [Sun Prairie, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-DA68.

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 476-476.

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