Church Street

618 CHURCH – COLONIAL REVIVAL
An early Colonial Revival frame house, two stories with attic, now covered with aluminum siding. The front elevation features regularly spaced windows with architraves, a centrally positioned Palladian window in the attic and an entry with fan light, side lights, and gabled portico. The side sun porch has Tuscan columns. Built about 1895.

626 CHURCH – GEORGIAN REVIVAL
A Georgian Revival with flagstone veneer, the house has a low-pitched gable roof, pedimented portico, or entry porch, and brick sills. Constructed about 1940.

632 CHURCH – GREEK REVIVAL
Two story residence of Greek Revival style with a gable roof. Retains return cornice, but has wide aluminum siding. Windows have 6 over 6 lights and shutters. Two story bay window to south. Constructed about 1850.

633 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
With a multi-paned roof and asymmetrical composition, this frame house reflects the complexity of plan favored by late 19th century Beloit builders. Rafter-like brackets, dormer windows, oriel, and a porch with turned posts and railings reflect the late picturesque influence. Built about 1890.

641- 643 CHURCH – COLONIAL REVIVAL
Employing the cubic massing of the early Colonial Revival, this two story frame house has lost much of its detail to siding, but the hipped roof, dormer windows, and Palladian motif on the second story bay window reveal the influence of the Colonial Revival. Built about 1895.

649 CHURCH – PRAIRIE SCHOOL
Two story plus attic stucco Prairie/Western Stick house. Horizontal border between floors; corner pilasters; grouped windows; complementary attached garage. Elaborate single story enclosed entryway. Constructed about 1915.

715 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
A late picturesque vernacular house, the structure features a gabled roof with dormer, a side bay, and a recessed entry with turned posts. The one-over-one sash windows are surrounded by simple frames and the clapboard siding is unornamented. Built about 1890.

719 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
Two story plus attic Late Queen Anne style residence with intersecting gable roofs. Rounded arch over inset window on second story. Pedimented porch roof over entrance with shield and scroll detail. Facade has clapboard siding and porch has modillion and balustrade details. Unfortunately, some years ago the attic of this house burned, and it was replaced by an inappropriately low pitched roof. Constructed about 1890.

723 CHURCH – GREEK REVIVAL
Two story Italianate / Greek Revival style residence with intersecting gabled roof. Eaves include single bracketing. Front porch has prismatic rustication in pediment gable and entrance. Windows have flat hooded lintels with brackets. Corner pilasters frame clapboard facade. Built about 1885.

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737 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
This frame house, with hipped roof and cross gables, still reflects picturesque massing and profile despite a complete lack of ornament. A pent roof shelters the first story bay window. Constructed about 1890.

742 CHURCH – DUTCH COLONIAL REVIVAL
Simplified early Colonial Revival with clapboard siding, gambrel roof, functional exterior shutters, and 16 over 1 or 12 over 1 window sash. The house has a stone foundation and classical pediment at the entry. A subsidiary wing also has a gambrel roof. The gable is shingled and has an elliptical window. Built about 1890.

745 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
A late picturesque frame house with cross gables, flared eaves and returns, and a bowed side bay. The attic windows have small panes, but the clapboard siding is unornamented. Built about 1895.

751 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
A late picturesque vernacular frame house with L-shaped plan, veranda with Tuscan columns, and flat window heads. But all ornament has been covered by asbestos siding. Constructed about 1890.

804 CHURCH – COLONIAL REVIVAL
Two story plus attic frame house with Colonial Revival elements. Hipped roof with a large dormer on front; the dormer has pediments over the end windows, but is flat over the middle three windows. Two massive chimneys, one in front and one on the west. Some windows are grouped. Open porch to south and enclosed porch to east. Narrow clapboard siding. Constructed about 1900.

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811 CHURCH – PRAIRIE SCHOOL
Two story plus attic Prairie/Western stucco; broad gable roof. Fenestration irregular; window bay rises three stories, topped by partial barrel vault roof; flat planed wide chimney stack; entry on corner through a rounded archway. Built about 1915.

817 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
A simplified late picturesque house with narrow gauge clapboarding, hipped roof with steeply-pitched cross gables, and altered first floor facade. Constructed about 1890.

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821 – 823 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
A large frame house, rising two stories with attic, covered with clapboards and shingles in the upper gables. The house is composed of two intersecting gabled sections, with projecting bays and a two-story porch on the side. The side gables feature a palladian motif above an oriel window, while a pent roof shelters a first floor window on the front facade. A bracketed canopy covers the entry. Built about 1890.

824 CHURCH – GOTHIC REVIVAL
This house was built in 1858 by Thomas D. Bailey, a produce merchant and grain dealer. By 1862, Bailey no longer lived at the house and for the next nineteen years the house had a number of owners. In 1881, Prudence H. Hersey purchased the house and lived there with her two daughters, Harriet and Mary. Harriet married Amos Van Tassell and they lived at the house with Mrs. Hersey for many years. Amos Van Tassell was a salesman and later a clerk at the Beloit Savings Bank. Mrs. Harriett Van Tassell still lived in the house in the 1960s.

Although essentially vernacular in plan and profile, this L-shaped frame house is distinguished by a steeply pitched gabled roof on the north wing with elaborately carved lacy bargeboards and an unusual triangular louvered pediment over the paired second story window. These windows and pediments are distinctive to Beloit, and are found on another house, 629 Harrison, in the Near East Side District. This combination of detail is sufficient to transform the house from the pure vernacular into a unique version of the Carpenter Gothic. But the flat lintels, the simple frame porch, unornamented white clapboard, and regular fenestration have roots not in the Gothic Revival but in the frame vernacular of mid century.

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836 CHURCH – QUEEN ANNE
A late picturesque house with asymmetrical massing, hipped roof with cross gables, and clapboard siding. Dentils under the cornice and scalloped shingles in the gables provide detail. The projecting bay has chamfered sides. The front elevation has been altered on the ground floor by the addition of a bowed bay window and a new entrance porch. Built about 1885.

837 CHURCH – DUTCH COLONIAL REVIVAL
A gambrel-roofed Dutch Colonial brick house, with flared eaves, dormer with pent roof, and gable returns. Constructed about 1925.

842 CHURCH – FRONT GABLED
A late picturesque vernacular frame house, two-and-a-half stories, with broad gabled roof, vergeboards, dormers, side bay windows, and unornamented front porch. The narrowly gauged clapboard siding is unornamented. Built about 1915.

843 CHURCH – COLONIAL REVIVAL
An early Colonial Revival, this two-story frame house has a hip roof, with projecting eaves, dormer windows, and side bays. Aluminum siding and iron trellis posts detract from the original character. Constructed about 1905.

849 CHURCH – VICTORIAN VERNACULAR
A Victorian vernacular house, built in L-shaped plan, two stories with attic, clapboard siding. Ornamental shingles in gable with brackets, dormer window, side bay window, and entry porch with simple posts and brackets. Built about 1880.

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911 CHURCH – VERNACULAR
A two story frame gable roofed vernacular style residence with Western Stick influence. Facade has grey shingles. Front upper level has extended bay connecting into pent porch roof supported by exposed beams. Built in 1907.

917 CHURCH – GEORGIAN REVIVAL
A Georgian Revival brick house with projecting central pavilion, hipped roof with extending rafters and classical portico with Doric columns and full entablature. Constructed about 1925.

925 CHURCH – BUNGALOW
Late Picturesque/Queen Anne two story plus attic house. Clapboard siding; stucco on foundation and porch base. Three dormers on second floor. Middle dormer wider than two flanking ones, to match wide front entry door, two matching curved bays on side. Gable roof, with porch enclosed under a flared eave. Pillars are square columns grouped in pairs and triples at corners on heavy pillar bases. Built about 1895.