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Hartford in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Schwartz Family House

 
 
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Inscription.  Built in 1915 and designed by Milwaukee architect Ernst Peege, this home is a lovely example of the American Craftsman style. Prominent characteristics of the style exemplified by the Schwartz Family House include walls of stucco and wood half-timbering, multiple gables, overhanging eaves with exposed rafter tails and large curving brackets, and original red-slate roof shingles. The interior is exceptional with its original fixtures: ornate plaster ceilings; glowing stained-wood floors, wall features, and trim; hand-painted landscape mural; and extensive Arts & Crafts-style stenciling completed by itinerant artists. The wood windows are original, with some featuring leaded glass. Among the most distinctive homes in Hartford because of its intact ornate interior, the home is owned by the Hartford Historic Preservation Foundation.

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Peter and Anna Schwartz emigrated from Prussia in 1854 and were among the earliest settlers in Hartford. Initially families of farmers, the Schwartz’s owned Eagles Park and the Schwartz Ballroom and were prominent community members. The
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oldest son, Joseph, purchased the Hartford City Brewery in 1901. The brewery was initially successful but was forced to close in 1937 because of Prohibition and the effects of the Great Depression. Joseph’s three sons – Peter, Joseph Jr., and Andrew – had this house built in 1915. Two generations lived here over fifty years including Joseph Sr., his sisters Margaret and Barbara, and his three sons, making this truly a famly home. After the last of the Schwartz family passed away in 1964, the home was sold to Barbara and Lloyd Kluck, who lived here and lovingly cared for it for fifty years.
 
Erected 2018 by Wisconsin Historical Society and Hartford Historic Preservation Foundation. (Marker Number 575.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 19.291′ N, 88° 22.498′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Third Street, on the right when traveling west on Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 E Union Street, Hartford WI 53027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. “Kissel” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Westphal Mansion Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Willard R. Amidon Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lohr’s Gas Station (approx. half a mile away); The Schwartz Ballroom (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Lawrence Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Winter Farm (approx. 5½ miles away); Holy Hill (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Regarding Schwartz Family House. More from the internet: https://www.hartfordhistoric.com/schwartz-family-house.html
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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