Edward Dodge House
Also known as: Pebble House126 E. Grand Ave., Port Washington, Wisconsin
Cobblestone constructon home, repurposed to be the local visitor's center.
The house now serves as the Visitor's Bureau for the city of Port Washington.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning
Relocated...and relocated again
Written by J.R. Manning
The house appears to have been built by craftsmen from the Monroe County, New York are where the majority of cobblestone structures are extant. This house was built using the same methods of construction, including rubblestone inner walls that are clad with cobblestones. This structure is unique for its use of stones washed smooth by Lake Michigan.
The house was moved a few feet from its original location to be used as the gatehouse for the Wisconsin Electric (now We Energies) power plant just south of downtown Port Washington. The electric company donated the building to the City of Port Washington and it was moved to its current location in 1985.
It is in remarkable condition and is one of the finest examples of cobblestone construction in Wisconsin.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 1975
- Reference number
- NR name
- Dodge, Edward, House
- Architectural style
- Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
- Area of significance
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- C - Design/Construction
- Property type
- Historic function
- Single dwelling
- Current function
- Period of significance
- Significant year
- January 26, 2021: Essay added by J.R. Manning
- July 9, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added to Category: Cobblestone Architecture
- July 3, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
- August 27, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning