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Frank Chenoweth House

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1889. 2004 10th St.

A wealthy merchant, Chenoweth spared no expense in constructing his house. Perched atop one of the highest points in Monroe, it became one of the city’s favorite social gathering places. Partygoers could wander from the third-story ballroom into the open belvedere, where they could enjoy a panoramic view of Monroe. With its irregular composition, lively juxtaposition of rooflines, and dazzling variety of surface textures, the house exemplifies the Eastlake version of Queen Anne. At the northwest corner, an octagonal tower rises to form the third-story belvedere. Dormers burst from the main roof and the tower’s spire, and a porch wraps around the tower’s base, accentuating the house’s complex massing. Elaborate ornamentation includes patterned shingles and sunbursts in the gable ends and a prominent paneled frieze topping the second story. The porch boasts an elegant spindlework frieze and a rhythmic cutout railing. Large plain windows are bordered by small stained glass panes.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.
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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Frank Chenoweth House", [Monroe, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-GR9.

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 427-427.

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