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H. W. and Gertrude Landreth House, “Twilight”

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1903. 537 Main St.

H. W. Landreth, owner of a local cannery, and his wife Gertrude, a leader in the local Woman’s Club, built one of the finest houses in Oconto. Their two-and-a-half-story house combined medieval and classical forms to express a romantic version of Queen Anne. These features here include the juxtaposition of clapboard siding on the first floor and wood-shingle cladding on the second, diamond-pane windows, and sash windows with small upper lights over large bottom panes. The transition toward the Colonial Revival is evident in such elements as the one-story veranda supported by Ionic columns and the broad, semielliptical light piercing the front gable.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.
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Marsha Weisiger et al., "H. W. and Gertrude Landreth House, “Twilight”", [Oconto, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-OC4.

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 322-322.

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