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Greek Revival House (circa 1850s)

Restoration by Preservation Alliance of La Crosse, Inc.

 
 
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1. Greek Revival House (circa 1850s) Marker
Inscription.  This small house serves as a reminder of La Crosse's pioneer days when only a few thousand people, many of them farmers, made up the city's population. Exactly where and when the house was built, and who lived in it, has not been determined due to a lack of early records. Based on the architectural style of the building, which is Greek Revival, the house was probably erected sometime during the early 1850s, making it one of La Crosse's oldest existing houses and a fine example of a typical working class dwelling from that period.

The house was discovered in the early 1990s in the alley of North 8th Street, where it had been boarded up for use as a garage. By all accounts, it was moved there around the turn of-the-century from an unknown location. In June 1998, following an agreement between Western Wisconsin Technical College and Preservation Alliance of La Crosse, Inc. (PAL), the house was moved from the 8th Street site to this location. Soon after the move, PAL, Inc. volunteers began restoring the house to its pre-Civil War condition.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1998.
 
Location. 43° 48.962′ N, 91° 14.853′ W. Marker is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street North and Badger Street, on the right when traveling north on 6th Street North. Located on the grounds of the Historic Hixon House Museum in La Crosse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 7th St N, La Crosse WI 54601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cobbler Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Gideon Cooley Hixon (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Is Not Free (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th and Main (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Building in La Crosse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spence Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); La Crosse Players (approx. 0.4 miles away); Front and State (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Crosse.
 
Greek Revival House (circa 1850s) & Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Greek Revival House (circa 1850s) & Marker
Inside the Greek Revival House image. Click for full size.
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3. Inside the Greek Revival House
Greek Revival House Restoration Acknowledgements Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. Greek Revival House Restoration Acknowledgements Marker
 
 
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