Grignon House | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society

Drawing

Grignon House

Grignon House | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society
Reproduction of a pen drawing of the Grignon house. The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, one of Wisconsin's first permanent white settlers. Charles paid for the construction of the house in part with the money he recieved for negotiating a treaty with the Menominee Indians.  Both workmen and materials for the house were brought in from Buffalo, N.Y., then up the Fox River by canoe to the location. The frame structure was built in the Greek Revival style, with fine wood interior, newell post and cherry stair rail, five fireplaces and originally eleven bedrooms.  The house was originally called "The Mansion in the Woods" and is located in the setting of 100 year-old elms. It was occupied until 1933 and the house served variously as an inn, church, trading post and, later, a museum. The Grignon house was restored in 1940-1941. It then was represented on the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National  Register of Historic Places.
DESCRIPTION
Reproduction of a pen drawing of the Grignon house. The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, one of Wisconsin's first permanent white settlers. Charles paid for the construction of the house in part with the money he recieved for negotiating a treaty with the Menominee Indians. Both workmen and materials for the house were brought in from Buffalo, N.Y., then up the Fox River by canoe to the location. The frame structure was built in the Greek Revival style, with fine wood interior, newell post and cherry stair rail, five fireplaces and originally eleven bedrooms. The house was originally called "The Mansion in the Woods" and is located in the setting of 100 year-old elms. It was occupied until 1933 and the house served variously as an inn, church, trading post and, later, a museum. The Grignon house was restored in 1940-1941. It then was represented on the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Register of Historic Places.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:35276
Creation Date:circa 1881
Creator Name:Beaumont, Julia Green
City:Kaukauna
County:Outagamie
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Place File*
Genre:Drawing
Original Format Type:drawings
Original Format Number:PF Kaukauna.16
Original Dimensions:6.75 x 5.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See also Image IDs: 35268, 35269, 35270, 35271, 35272, 35273, 35274, 35275, 35277, 35278, 35279, 35280, 35282, 35283, 35284 and 35289.
SUBJECTS
Cities and towns
Trees
Yards
Architectural details
Architecture, Domestic
Dwellings
Porches

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