Klein Dairy Farmhouse

1018 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Queen Anne house that was part of Kaukauna's commercial development


Overview Looking Southeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2015




"The Klein Dairy Farmhouse, 1018 Sullivan Avenue, is the surviving farmhouse of the first dairy in Kaukauna. It also represents three generations of agriculture related industry on the part of one of Kaukauna's pioneer German-American families.

"The Klein family, whose home farm embraced much of the City's original southwest side, took milk production a step further in the 1880's[sic] and 1890's[sic] by creating a door-to-door milk service, with milk dipped from a can on a horse-drawn wagon to the customers' containers (using a pint or quart dipper on request). The Klein farmhouse at 1018 Sullivan Avenue today best represents the structures associated with this business venture.

"Two residential properties nominated to the National Register exemplify Queen Anne architecture including the Klein Farmhouse, 1018 Sullivan Avenue and the Merritt Black house, 104 River Street."

~ From the "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Inventory" dated February 1984.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 1984
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1892; 1933

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos