Norman Brokaw House

714 Grignon St., Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Queen Anne home of a pioneer paper industrialist in Kaukauna



Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2015




"Two homes of interesting local leaders, built in the mid-1880's, reflect the coming to maturity of Kaukauna 's industrial and commercial communities. The Mathew Meade home, 309 Division Street, overlooks the Meade and Edwards Water Power Canal among the islands of the Fox River which this regional land and river developer owned and brought to productivity...The Norman Brokaw home, 714 Grignon Street, also rises on the north bank of the river above the site of the pioneer pulp mill in which this regionally important paper industrialist introduced ground wood and sulphite to an industry which previously had made pulp from rags and straw...[the Brokaw House is] representative of frame Queen Anne architecture. "

~ 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
NR name
Brokaw, Norman, House
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Multiple dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1886; 1900

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added description
  • May 2, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos