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John Collins House

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c. 1853, c. 1870. 6409 S. Nicholson Rd.

The Collins House is relatively unusual in Wisconsin: a Greek Revival building with a full temple front. Four colossal Doric columns rise from square stone bases to support a large pediment. The building’s timber-framed, mortise-and-tenoned core was built around 1853, and its one-story balloon-frame wing was added c. 1870. The building closely resembles the Cooley House (see RA13), a temple-front residence attributed to architect Lucas Bradley of Racine.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "John Collins House", [Caledonia, 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, 165-165.

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