John Howitt House

407 N. Grand Ave., Waukesha, Wisconsin


Overview Looking Northeast

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Remember, these homes are privately owned and occupied. They are NOT open to the general public. Respect the privacy rights of these owners, remain on public thoroughfares and do not trespass!

Photo taken by J.R. Manning


National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 1983
Reference number
NR name
Howitt, John, House
Architectural style
Victorian: Gothic
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
ca. 1874


19th Century (37,324)
Brick (42,462)
Built during 1870s (4,966)
Gothic (1,435)
House (27,219)
Limestone (8,192)
Private owner (54,396)
Stone (26,161)
Victorian (19,697)
Waukesha County, Wisconsin (160)
Waukesha MRA (42)
Waukesha, Wisconsin (67)
Wisconsin (2,561)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and GPS Location



John Howitt House
Posted November 24, 2012, by Elizabeth Schulze (muzicmom1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's a shame this beautiful historic home is in shambles. The owner clearly has no interest in the upkeep or preservation of the property. My great grandmother built this home in the late 1800's and was a very active member on many of Waukesha's many committees, the library, symphony, etc. She took great pride in her home as did the person responsible for placing it on the National Historic Registry List. Hopefully someone will take an interest in the preservation before it falls down.