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Charles Strongman and George Priestly Houses

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c. 1848 Strongman House. 213 Clowney St. 1854 Priestly House. 505 Church St.
  • Charles Strongman House (Photograph by Jeffrey E. Klee)

Most residents of Mineral Point lived in houses like the two-story Strongman residence on Clowney Street built for a successful pioneer miner in a vernacular Federal style. The house is of brick, with broad stone lintels, multilight transoms over the doors, and double chimneys at the gable walls. Similar is the Priestly House built for a shoemaker from England. It has an oak timber frame, red brick walls, stone lintels, and chimneys at each gable end of the house. Federal houses are rarely found elsewhere in the state.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Charles Strongman and George Priestly Houses", [Mineral Point, 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, 339-339.

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