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The Southwest Side Historic District: On-line Walking Tour
S. Page Street


519 Page Street

John J. Holmstad, builder

The Holmstad-Townsend House is among the earliest of the houses built by John J. Holmstad in the Southwest Side Historic District. The two-story Queen Anne design has a decorative bargeboard at the eaves and cross pieces in the gable peaks.  The second owner of the building, James Townsend, was a photographer.


604 Page Street

H.W. Collins

Patterned shingles, turned posts and spindles, scroll-sawn eave trim and bargeboards enliven the exterior of this Queen Anne style house. Projecting bays and a steeply-pitched roof add to its picturesque appearance.


524 Page Street

Louis and Frederikka Trulson

The Trulson House has a steeply-pitched hipped roof with prominent dormers.  The handsome front porch has a wide frieze and large classical columns.  Another classical detail, found on the south side of the building, is a Palladian window.

L.M. Trulson was a Stoughton physician and also served as Mayor.

Frederikka Trulson, a daughter of O.N. Falk, was a well-known music teacher and singer.  (Her family home was at 516 Page Street.)  Frederikka studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and in Germany.


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