Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House

Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House
Albert C. & Ellen H. Neufeld House, Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin.jpg
Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House
LocationWest Whitney Street
Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin, United States
Built1941
ArchitectClarence O. Jahn of Foeller, Schober, Berners, Safford, and Jahn
Architectural styleGeorgian Revival
NRHP reference #100002611
Added to NRHPJune 15, 2018

The Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House is a historic residence built for a prominent family in Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin, United States.

Family

Albert Neufeld was prominent in the wholesale lumber business in Wisconsin and was a founding shareholder of Fort Howard Paper Company.[1] Family members were also early investors in Kimberly-Clark.[2][3] His family settled in Green Bay in 1848 traveling by a sailing vessel from Germany. His family members were among those who founded the East Side Moravian Church in Green Bay.[4] Mrs. Neufeld's family arrived from Ireland in 1865.[5][6] Both Mrs. Neufeld and her daughter, Mary Ellen Neufeld Martin, were a long time active members of The Green Bay De Pere Antiquarian Society.[7] Mrs. Martin served as its Governor from 1972 to 1975. Mrs. Martin was also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Hill Foundation.[8][9][10]

Home

Albert and Ellen Neufeld built the house in 1940–1941. It is a large house in the Georgian Revival style with extensive grounds. The project's design was the result of the collaboration of Mr. and Mrs. Neufeld with architect Clarence O. Jahn. Albert Ebner was responsible for the original interior decorating. Lowell Hansen designed the grounds. Jens Jensen was retained as an active consultant on the landscaping for the property.[11] The interior features a high level of detail. The dining room is wallpapered with antique Zuber scenes of the American Revolution. Quarter sawn, Appalachian white oak raised paneling was used in the library.[12] The house is distinguished by its lack of hallways; all rooms are connected by galleries, and by a 260-foot view through the center of the house, ending in a grape arbor.[13]

Following Carleton Varney's updating of the interiors in 1976, Architectural Digest featured the house in its November 1977 issue.[14] It was also included in the 100 year anniversary retrospective edition of Architectural Digest in 1999.[15]

The Wisconsin Historical Society placed the property on the State Register of Historic Places on February 16, 2018, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 2018.[16][17]

References

  1. ^ "Lumber Firm Operator, Neufeld, Dead at 78". Section D. Green Bay Press-Gazette. 21 June 1964. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Miss Mary Hogan Passes Suddenly". Green Bay Press-Gazette. 17 March 1944. p. 5.
  3. ^ "Mary Hogan Passes Away". Escanaba Daily Press. 17 March 1944. p. 3.
  4. ^ Martin, Deborah Beaumont (1913). History of Brown County, Wisconsin, past and present, Volume I. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 339.
  5. ^ "Mrs. Neufeld Services Thursday". Section A. Green Bay Press-Gazette. 11 February 1975. p. 2.
  6. ^ Martin, Deborah Beaumont (1913). History of Brown County, Wisconsin, past and present, Volume II. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 311.
  7. ^ "Obituary for Mrs. Albert Carl Neufeld". Section C. Green Bay Press-Gazette. 11 February 1975. p. 6.
  8. ^ "Obituary for Mary Ellen Neufeld Martin". Section B. Green Bay Press-Gazette. 28 May 2008. p. 5.
  9. ^ "Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House". Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  10. ^ "Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House". Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  11. ^ "Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House". Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  12. ^ McGuire, Kate (6 January 1942). "Listen Lady". Green Bay Press-Gazette. p. 9.
  13. ^ Davidson, Rowan, Associate AIA; Lehrke, Jennifer, AIA (16 February 2018). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form:Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House. Wisconsin Historical Society.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "A Family Heritage: Wisconsin House on a Historic Site". Architectural Digest. 34 (November 1977): 126–131.
  15. ^ "100 Years of Design". Architectural Digest. 56 (April 1999): 385.
  16. ^ "Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld House placed on the State Register of Historic Places". Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  17. ^ "Albert C. and Ellen H. Neufeld house listed in National Register of Historic Places". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-07-13.