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Sisters Saloon

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Peacock Tavern
1922. 8780 WI 70

Northwoods taverns have long been important Wisconsin social centers, first for loggers and miners, then for vacationers. By the 1920s, Rustic log buildings had become de rigueur for such buildings. This tavern uses alternating small and large peeled logs to create its picturesque walls. Beginning at the bottom and working up, the logs are cut in increasingly shorter lengths beyond the saddle-notched joints, so that they look almost like tapered buttresses. Gabled dormers pierce the side gabled roof. Between the dormers, the gabled entrance porch features log supports and decorative trusswork formed by branches. The cobblestone chimney rising from the ridge of the roof continues the rustic theme.

Writing Credits

Marsha Weisiger et al.



Marsha Weisiger et al., "Sisters Saloon", [Saint Germain, 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, 330-330.

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