Brookfield, WI – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the George H. and Frances Daubner House in Brookfield, Waukesha County, in the National Register of Historic Places.

The George and Frances Daubner farmhouse is a very good and intact example of the Italianate style of architecture constructed with brick. It features projecting window bays, pairs of arched windows, and raised brick window trim. The house was built for the Daubner family between 1866 and 1870 when Brookfield was an agricultural town in an agricultural county. The Daubners themselves operated a farm on 150 acres of surrounding land that has since been subdivided into residential lots. The farm was owned by the Daubner family from 1848 until 1912.

The house appears almost exactly as it does in photos from the 1940s. An artist’s rendering of the home that appeared in the illustrated 1878 Historical Atlas of Wisconsin is clearly recognizable as the house that stands today.

The National Register is the official list of historic properties in America deemed worthy of preservation and is maintained by the National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Wisconsin Historical Society administers the program within Wisconsin. It includes sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts that are significant in national, state or local history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture.                                                                                          

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