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

George Beyer Home

 
 
George Beyer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2018
1. George Beyer Home Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 44° 53.602′ N, 87° 51.901′ W. Marker is in Oconto, Wisconsin, in Oconto County. Marker is on Park Avenue (County Road S) south of Quincy Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is an embossed metal tablet, mounted at eye-level, directly on the Beyer Home, just to the left of the main front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 917 Park Avenue, Oconto WI 54153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oconto County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stanley Toy Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nicholas Perrot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farnsworth Public Library (approx. half a mile away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mission of St. Francois Xavier
George Beyer Home Marker (<i>wide view; marker mounted just left of main front entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2018
2. George Beyer Home Marker (wide view; marker mounted just left of main front entrance)
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Oconto Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Copper Culture Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconto.
 
Regarding George Beyer Home. National Register of Historic Places #79000100 (1979). The house is presently owned by the Oconto Historical Society and serves as a County museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Beyer Home. This historic house was built in 1868 by Cyrus and Kitty Hart; it is believed to be one of the first brick homes in the county with the bricks being shipped to Oconto from DePere. The building passed through several owners before becoming the home of George and Fanny Beyer in 1881. Though the original structure was an Italianate-style, the Beyers remodeled it into a Queen Anne style home adding a wrap-around porch, three-story tower room and entry, a south bay addition, and new windows, many of which included leaded glass. (Submitted on March 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination #79000100. Wood trim on the house is admirable. A continuous decorative frieze band accentuated with brackets defines the cornice. The front
George Beyer Home (<i>wide view from Park Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2018
3. George Beyer Home (wide view from Park Avenue)
veranda, curved at the southeast corner, is trimmed with ornate woodwork and features a pediment at the doorway. It shelters a Chicago-type window topped with an elliptically arched glazed panel. (Submitted on March 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Chicago-type Window on Front Veranda image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2018
4. Chicago-type Window on Front Veranda
George Beyer Home - Carriage House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2018
5. George Beyer Home - Carriage House
George Beyer Home (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2018
6. George Beyer Home (southeast corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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