Sen. William Blair House

Also known as: Family Practice Clinic
434 Madison St., Waukesha, Wisconsin

Fine example of the Italianate style overlooking downtown Waukesha

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Overview Looking Northeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2016

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Description 

"The best known building in the [Madison Street] district is the fine brick Italianate style William Blair house which was built in 1876 and is sited in the center of a large, steeply sloping trapezium-shaped lot located at the corner of Randall and Madison streets. The high quality of the design of this house coupled with both the social prominence of the Blair family and the visual prominence of the site made this building a local landmark from the day it was built..."

Quotation from a document prepared for the National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form dated January 24, 1989 prepared by Timothy F. Heggland.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1983
Reference number
83004327
NR name
Blair, Sen. William, House
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Clinic
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1877

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2016: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, added description and added photos

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