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Near Pelican Lake in Oneida County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mecikalski Stovewood Building

 
 
Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 10, 2013
1. Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker
south side of two sided marker
Inscription. The Mecikalski Stovewood General Store is named for John Mecikalski, who emigrated from Prussia with his parents in the 1870s. John married and purchased land in Oneida County. Together, four Mecikalski brothers supplied valuable services during the heyday of the logging industry. This general store was built in 1899 of stovewood.

“Stovewood” is made from logs cut into sections, set in lime mortar, and stacked perpendicular to the length of the wall. It is an unusual construction method rarely seen outside of this area of the Upper Midwest. This is one of the largest stovewood buildings known to exist. It is a rare commercial building using this uniquely American method of architectural folk art.

Marker a gift from the Luty Family Foundation.
 
Erected 2011 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 536.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 30.464′ N, 89° 4.285′ W. Marker is near Pelican Lake, Wisconsin, in Oneida County. Marker is at the intersection of Max Road and County Route B, on the right when traveling east on Max Road. Touch for map. Marker is in the crossroads hamlet
Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 10, 2013
2. Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker
north side of two sided marker
of Jennings, approximately 5 miles east of U.S. Hwy 45. Marker is at or near this postal address: 383 Max Rd., Pelican Lake WI 54463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Mole Lake (approx. 5 miles away); Tolling Bell (approx. 7 miles away); Langlade County Forest (approx. 12.5 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Stovewood Museum. (Submitted on October 12, 2013.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 10, 2013
3. Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker
The marker is to the right of the buildings.
Mecikalski Stovewood Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 10, 2013
4. Mecikalski Stovewood Building
Stovewood can be seen on the side of building
Mecikalski Stovewood Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 10, 2013
5. Mecikalski Stovewood Building
Close up of stovewood construction on side of the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 16, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.
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