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Adam and Rosetta Blumer House

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c. 1895. 1616 16th St.
  • (Photograph by Jeff Dean, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)

Patterned shingles immediately identify the Queen Anne style, but this charming cottage is more impressive for its rounded porch, bristling with spindlework in the Eastlake mode. There are curved brackets, turned columns, dentils, a pierced frieze, a knob-and-reel frieze, knob pendants, a cutout balustrade with spindle details, and a cutout screen along the foundation. The Blumers purchased the Monroe Brewery (now the Joseph Huber Brewing Company) about the same time they had this house built.

Writing Credits

Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Adam and Rosetta Blumer House", [Monroe, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 425-425.

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