Adams Street - Number 413 - Residence of Thomas J. Wells
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This photographic print, taken by a Portage photographer around the turn of the twentieth century, is mounted on matboard and features the residence of then-owner, T.J. Wells. The dwelling is a gabled ell located on Adams Street and is a good example of the vernacular architecture of Portage during the nineteenth century. It has simple frame construction with a projecting wing and minimal detailing. Biographical information about Thomas is limited. According to Tales of Old Portage, one interesting fact regarding Wells was that he was a member of a champion curling team entitled, "The Crusaders." His team won the International Curling Trophy at Winnepeg in 1889. The annotation, located at the bottom left-hand corner of the object, lists the 1952 resident of this dwelling as Robert Wright. Sources: History of Columbia County 1880, 1914; Tales of Old Portage, Portage Daily Register; McKay, Intensive Architectural Survey; AIS Census Indexes, 1880, 1900, 1910; Wisconsin Architecture and
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Wells, Thomas J
Side Gabled ell
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- Adams Street - Number 413 - Residence of Thomas J. Wells. 1900-1905. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/portage/id/107. (Accessed February 22, 2020.)
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- (1900-1905) Adams Street - Number 413 - Residence of Thomas J. Wells. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/portage/id/107
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://content.mpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/portage/id/107>.