A. F. Pfeifer House (c. 1930)

Photographed December 6, 2014
Awarded 2009 by Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin

Year Built: circa 1930
Style:  French Provincial
Architect: Roy Deakman (designer)
Awarded for: Architecture/ Residential Rehabilitation

The property is located on westbound Grignon Street, between 1145 Grignon Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

1145 Grignon Street, Brown County, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Historic Name: A.F. Pfeifer House
Other Name: Dale Lenss House
Reference Number: 31068
Year Built: 1929
Architectural Style: French Provincial
Wall Material: Stucco
Architect: Roy Deakman
Additional Information: Excellent example of the style having the steeply pitched hip roof and segmental arched wall dormers typical of the style. All corners of the main building mass have cut stone quoins. There is a massive stucco sided chimney mass on the west facing facade of the house which has a corbelled cap terminating it.

The large east facing ell is one and a half stories tall, has a steeply pitched hip roof whose slope angle is identical to that of the main block, and has double garage doors in the first floor.


Buildings designed in the true French Provincial style are very rare in Green Bay, there being only one on the west side of the city, and this house on the east side. While simple in design, this fine house has the steeply pitched hip roof, exaggerated chimney mass, and segmental arched style. In addition, the use of stucco walls and sober appearance in keeping with the historic antecedents of this style, and also with the aspirations of its owners. Home was completely restored in 2008. Original doors and fixtures remain; upstairs bathroom tile floor, toilet, sink, and bathtub remain intact. Wall between dining room and kitchen removed, along with the movement of lead glass built-in cabinets to the opposite wall in the dining room.
See also, Brown County: Historic Sites Recognized by the City of Green Bay, to view all awarded properties.  

The award plaque is to the right of the entrance.

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