Situated on a trapezoidal lot in the center of downtown Marinette, this is a highly textured, polychromatic example of Queen Anne commercial design. Construction took place in two phases: the rear portion in 1890 and the front in 1902. The rear section, built of lighter red brick, features a domed turret at one corner and a bracketed cast-iron cornice with a pediment on the Hall Avenue side. The false half-timbered storefront below the pediment was built between 1922 and 1935. The front facing Vine Street is flanked by turrets with conical roofs, creating a dramatic, almost fortified look that is softened by wooden sunbursts ornamenting the arched window heads. The sunbursts and the rock-faced stone corner-entrance arches add contrasting texture and color to the rough, dark-red brick walls. A saloon flourished here until Prohibition forced it to become a soda fountain. After repeal of Prohibition, the Olde Oak Tavern returned and occupied the building for years thereafter. Despite a fire in 1997, the building retains many of its historic features, including its art glass and pressed-metal ceiling panels.
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Dunlap Square Building
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