Historic Homes of Neillsville, Wisconsin
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Captain Hommel-217 Grand Ave.
Kurth, 1201 N. Grand Avenue
home was built by
James Redmond, and later purchased
by Robert Kurth. It is quite possible that Remond built the home
on speculation, for he lived in the house just to the south for many
years after the larger house's construction. Robert Kurth had
previously lived in and operated the large brick roadhouse east of "Fannie's
Restaurant" on U. S. Highway 10. At the turn of the century, there
was a well at this home that was believed to contain "curative" water.
On Sundays, people came by carriage from miles around to obtain water
from the well which they believed benefited their health. "Frosty" Kurth--well
known Neillsville postmaster and son of
Robert Kurth--lived in the home
until the 1970s, when it was purchased by the McKevitt family.
Legend says that the land across the street from the house was a meeting
place of local Native American tribes and also the last location of
a Native American trading post in the Neillsville area. The (1998)
owners, Mark & Sandy Brodziski began restoring this delightful Victorian
home. The current owners are Tim & Sue Voight who also owns "Custom
Heating" in Neillsville.Sketch
by B. Harder.
David and Janet Skiff purchased the home in summer of 1975 and lived
there until summer of 1986. When they bought the house there was an
acre of wooded area along the north side of the drive, extending to
14th St. Shortly before they moved in 1986, the Skiff's sold the
land to Alan Moore, who built 2 homes there. Their home was
purchased by a single woman from MN, who lived there 1-3 years.
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Currier-Schuster Home, 312 E. 4th Street
This home was built in 1880 by John Currier. He was engaged in lumbering on the Black River at the time. Currier was also a carpenter, and he supervised the construction of many of the finest buildings in Neillsville. Jeff Schuster, a lawyer with the law firm of "Schuster and Campman," purchased the home around 1900. Mr. Schuster donated 10 Acres of land for the construction of Schuster Park located on Neillsville's southeast side. Kathy Roberts is the current owner.
Marsh-Bennett Home, 214 Clay Street
William Marsh (brother to Lute Marsh) built this home in the late 1800s for $1800. The home was constructed with a balloon frame--one stud runs from the basement to the attic! Also, the beams are wood-pegged around the foundation. Mr. Marsh was the owner of the "Marsh Store"--a quality department store--on the northwest corner of Hewett and 5th Streets for many decades. For many years this house was home to Dr. Mark and "Flossie" Bennett. Dr. Bennett was a well known area veterinarian. Mrs. Bennett was the daughter of Dr. William Leason--early Neillsville dentist and civic leader. The present owners (1998), Gill and Diane Williams have done extensive restoration work, but much more is in their plans!
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B. & Jennie Tuft's Home,
Added to the Historic Home List in 2011. Click here to see article.
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