Wauwatosa Woman's Club Clubhouse

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Wauwatosa Woman's Club Clubhouse
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Wauwatosa Woman's Club Clubhouse
Location1626 Wauwatosa Ave.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°03′09″N88°00′26″W / 43.05247°N 88.00711°W / 43.05247; -88.00711 Coordinates: 43°03′09″N88°00′26″W / 43.05247°N 88.00711°W / 43.05247; -88.00711
Architect Kirchoff & Rose
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 98000828 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 1, 1998

The Wauwatosa Woman's Club Clubhouse is located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. [2] [3]

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

Wauwatosa is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 46,396 at the 2010 census. Wauwatosa is located immediately west of Milwaukee, and is a part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is named after the Potawatomi Chief Wauwataesie and the Potawatomi word for firefly.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.


Wauwatosa Woman's Club

The Wauwatosa Woman's Club was founded in 1894. It was incorporated in 1907. [4] The stated purpose of the club was “The social and intellectual development of women through a free interchange of thought, by a course of careful study, essays and discussions.” In 1914 Emerson D. Hoyt donated the lot on 1626 Wauwatosa Avenue for a clubhouse, with the provision that the structure also be used as a museum to preserve the early history of Wauwatosa. Hoyt also stipulated that the woman's club members would need to raise $10,000 within two years' time. The project faltered with onset of World War I, but the women were given an extension and ultimately raise the required amount. [4] The clubhouse become a social center for the women of Wauwatosa. [5] The club remains active. [4]

Emerson D. Hoyt American politician

Emerson D. Hoyt was the first president of the Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and then the town's first mayor.


The Wauwatosa Woman's Club Clubhouse was designed by Kirchoff & Rose in the Colonial Revival style and completed in 1925. The building is two stories, with a hip and deck roof. The walls are clad in red brick with white trim. The front entrance is sheltered by a portico supported by Tuscan columns and pilasters. Behind it, the center bay is framed in brick quoins. Many windows are topped with a keystone design and framed in a shallow brick arch. The eaves are trimmed with a modillioned cornice and a large pediment tops the center bay. The clubhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. [6]

Kirchoff & Rose was an architectural firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The partnership began in 1894 between Charles Kirchhoff, Jr. and Thomas Leslie Rose.

Colonial Revival architecture

Colonial Revival architecture was and is a nationalistic design movement in the United States and Canada. Part of a broader Colonial Revival Movement embracing Georgian and Neoclassical styles, it seeks to revive elements of architectural style, garden design, and interior design of American colonial architecture.

Hip roof type of roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls

A hip roof, hip-roof or hipped roof, is a type of roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope. Thus a hipped roof house has no gables or other vertical sides to the roof.

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