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Pollock Alumni House, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (William Pollock House)

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1920, Fluor Brothers Construction, builders. 765 Algoma Blvd.

William Pollock manufactured the overalls trademarked OshKosh B’Gosh that made Oshkosh a household name. His Mediterranean Revival house features stuccoed walls, red tile roofs with decoratively cut rafter tails, and arched window and door openings. French doors flanked by sidelights open onto a wrought-iron balconet above the arched entrance vestibule. East of the entrance, five arched sashes fill a bay window, covered by a pent roof clad in Mission tiles. Fluor Brothers, a local contractor, built the house from plans drawn by an unidentified architect in Chicago. In 1946, after Pollock donated the house to the Wisconsin State Teachers College at Oshkosh (now the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh), the building became a women’s dormitory but is now the alumni center.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.
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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Pollock Alumni House, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (William Pollock House)", [Oshkosh, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-WN14.

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 229-229.

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