Everett P. Barrett House

120 S. Porter Ave., Waukesha, Wisconsin

French Normandy style single-family residence built with reinforced concrete

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Overview Looking Northwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2016

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Description 

Built in 1940 by Everett P. Barrett, a concrete contractor in Waukesha, who lived here until 1944. The house features a turret that stands 1-1/2 stories in height. There is also a turreted garage behind the house. Speculation is that since Barrett was in the concrete business, the house may have been built as a demonstration of the possibilities of using reinforced concrete as a building material.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 1995
Reference number
95000140
NR name
Barrett, Everett P., House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1940

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2016: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, added description and added photos

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