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Frank and Jane Isermann House

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Built  1923
Opened  1923
Added to NRHP  25 February 2004
NRHP Reference #  04000107
Architectural style  Prairie School
Frank and Jane Isermann House
Location  6500 Seventh Ave. Kenosha, Wisconsin
Similar  Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha North Pier Light, Lake Michigan

The Frank and Jane Isermann House is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

History

The Frank and Jane Isermann House was built in 1923 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Isermann was an executive with the Isermann Clothing Store, which had been established in 1892 and remained in business for almost 50 years. The house was designed by Russell Barr Williamson, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was passed to Donald and Elsie Isermann, also involved with the store, in the 1950s. They lived here until the 1980s. The house neighbors the Anthony and Caroline Isermann House, which belonged to Anthony's brother and almost certainly inspired Frank and Jane Isermann to commission Williamson for their own house. Together with his brother's residence, the house was recognized by the National Park Service with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places on February 25, 2004.

The two-story house features many details common to the Prairie School. It has a low-pitched hipped roof with wide, overhanging eaves. The house has a one-story sun room on the southwest corner. A two-story bay projects from the south wall of the house and connects to the sun room. The walls of the main house are faced with brown brick and decorated with piers between windows. Windows are also decorated with a stone lintels and a stone belt course. A broken brick wall with a stucco ledge projects from the house. The interior has built-in shelves and wood trim.

References

Frank and Jane Isermann House Wikipedia


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