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Samuel Luscombe House

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c. 1854. 7709 W. Lisbon Ave.
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)

Samuel Luscombe, a wealthy entrepreneur turned gentleman farmer, owned a ninety-four-acre farm. His home on the Milwaukee-to-Lisbon Plank Road enjoyed easy egress to Milwaukee. Luscombe’s cream brick house was a landmark along this early toll road paved with hardwood planks. The house gets its rambling effect from paired two-story gabled wings flanking a lower central section with a covered porch. Tall, narrow windows, low-pitched roofs, and ornamental wooden brackets under the eaves mark this early example of Italianate design. Elegant brackets trim the porch columns, and the house retains many original exterior features, despite its recent conversion to office use.

Writing Credits

Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Samuel Luscombe House", [Milwaukee, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 126-126.

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