Houses fashioned after medieval cottages found in the English countryside began to dot American villages and suburban neighborhoods in the years after World War I. The picturesque Hornburg House, patterned by contractor Brockmeyer after a house in Oconomowoc, has uncut local Lannon limestone-veneer walls laid without courses. The overlapping roof gables are covered with textured shingles that roll over the eaves and ridges to suggest thickly layered thatch. The arch of the deeply recessed entrance echoes the shape of a stained glass window, bounded by an iron balconet. These elements create a storybook quality, further enhanced by a stone wishing well with an ersatz-thatch roof, attached to the east wall.
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Harold and Edna Hornburg House
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