J. Zeitzius Block / Top Hat Club (1895)

Photographed November 29, 2014
Awarded 2009 by Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
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Year Built: 1895
Style: Commercial Vernacular
Awarded for: Commercial Rehabilitation

The building is located on westbound Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 29 / U.S. Highway 141, west of its intersection with North Roosevelt Street, at 1139 Main Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission 2009 Awards

Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory
1139 Main Street, Brown County, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Historic Name: J. Zeutzius Block
Other Name: Floyd's; Top Hat Club (2009)
Reference Number: 31732
Year Built: 1895
Historic Use: retail building
Architectural Style: Commercial Vernacular
Additional Information: Very fine example in well restored condition. Panelled brick corner pilasters rise to a brick corbel table which acts as the cornice for the facade and above which is the elaborate brick parapet with its cut stone blocks used as finials. In the center of the parapet is the intact metal name plate reading "J. Zeutzius block". The 1st floor of the main facade has the original, restored display windows and central entrance door, all of which have a single large cast iron beam above them which is decorated with metal rosettes and which servs as a lintel. A continuous siol of cut stone acts sa a stringcourse below and above the 2nd floor windows with their segmental arched openings and brick heads done in contrasting brick. The side windows of the building also have segmental arched heads and have double header course brickheads. This is one of the most intact buildings of its era to survive in Green Bay. The interior appears to be both restored and to contain pieces which are probably not original, such as the back bar. 
The foregoing content used with gracious and generous permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

NOTE: The property is no longer the "Top Hat Club". It's operated by The Standard & Company Bar.

Joseph Zeutzius burial site at Allouez Cemetery.

See also, Brown County: Historic Sites Recognized by the City of Green Bay, to view all awarded properties.  

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