Wisconsin Historical Society: Albert and Ellen Neufeld House placed on the State Register of Historic Places

Contact: Keri O’Keefe

Allouez, Wis. – The Wisconsin Historical Society placed the Albert and Ellen Neufeld House (Allouez, Brown County) on the State Register of Historic Places on February 16, 2018.

The Neufeld House, built in 1941, is an excellent example of the Georgian Revival style, designed by Clarence Jahn, with an interior designed by Albert Ebner and grounds designed by Lowell Hansen.  Clarence Jahn was a partner in the prominent Green Bay architecture firm of Foeller, Schober, Berners, Safford & Jahn.  The front facade features side wings flanking a prominent, curved, two-story portico with slender columns and a centered entry.  Above the front door, there is an elliptical fanlight with delicate muntins.  The door is set within an elaborate classical surround with an entablature with dentils and a broken pediment above; a single urn is centered within the broken pediment.  The interior design utilizes galleries instead of hallways, dividing interior spaces while permitting a flow between the large rooms.  There is an 80-foot-long vista through the center of the house along the east-west axis that extends 150 feet through the yard and gardens.  The grounds were designed with planting beds close to the house, and naturalistic wooded areas further away.  The house retains its historic design features, materials, interior plan, and interior finishes and is an exceptional example of Georgian Revival architecture.

The State Register is Wisconsin’s official list of state properties determined to be significant to Wisconsin’s heritage. The State Historic Preservation Office at the Wisconsin Historical Society administers both the State Register and National Register in Wisconsin.

To learn more about the State and National Register programs in Wisconsin, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.

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