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The Northwest Side Historic District: A Walking Tour
S. Page Street

 

113 s page street

113
Dr. David D. and Eulissa Culham
1907

The spacious Culham House has a broad porch with classical columns, and an oversized half-round gable window. These and other Colonial Revival style features are seen on local houses built after 1900.

Culham, a veterinary surgeon, and his wife were both Canadian. They came to the U.S. in the early 1890s. At the time this house was built, the household included the Culham’s four children: Muriel, Claire, Ivan, and Vida.

116 s page street
131 s page street

131
Allen-Falk House
1858/69/98

This cream brick house is associated with two prominent early owners, Frank Allen and later, Fred Falk. The brick is trimmed with limestone, the material used for the foundation. The hipped roof is finished with a balustrade at the deck and a pair of dormers. Brackets at the eaves and an Ionic-columned porch further enhance the design.

Frank Allen served as one of the first officers of Stoughton when the village government was created in 1868. He was an attorney and the publisher of the Stoughton Reporter. A native of New York, he and Norwegian-born Anna Allen had four children: Flora, Lewis B., Minnie, and Ralph.

It appears that the earliest house on the site was extensively rebuilt by later owners including Fred Falk, a druggist. Sophia and Fred Falk had one daughter, Karen.

116
Janes M. and Emma Clancey
ca. 1885

Built originally as an Italianate style house, 116 S. Page was updated with a Queen Anne style porch and additions in 1893. With its hipped roof, bracketed eaves, and arched windows, it is one of the best remaining examples of the Italianate style in the district. Like the Scheldrup House, it illustrates the late date at which the style was still locally popular.

Emma Hill Clancey was the sister of carpenter-contractor Fred Hill, who lived on the same block. James Clancey was a native of Cottage Grove and a prominent Democrat. He became a Stoughton attorney in private practice and also Wisconsin assistant attorney general. President of First National Bank, he also served three terms as Stoughton’s mayor. In later years, the Clancey House was converted to a two-family house and has been since returned to its original single- family use. Restoration has highlighted its fine features such as stained glass, ornate chimneys, and elaborate millwork trim.

 

 

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