This house is a notable example of German Renaissance Revival, a lavish style made fashionable in the late nineteenth century by wealthy Germans in cities like Dresden and Berlin. Well-to-do German immigrants in Milwaukee built houses in this style, but examples outside Milwaukee are rare. Strangely enough, the Nash House, although decidedly Germanic, was built for a lawyer and civic leader of Yankee stock. The house bears two features characteristic of the style: curvilinear gables on all four sides and pyramidal finials on the gables and the corners of the hipped roof. The two-and-a-half-story, cream brick house has a distinctively German squatness, thanks to its wide, bracketed eaves, massive quarry-faced limestone piers supporting the one-story porch, and round arches in the gables.
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Lyman and Emma Nash House
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