building of the week – Waukesha asbestos company
Key Project Information
Address: 403 Arcadian Avenue, Waukesha WI
Year Built: 1930
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival
Historical Use: Retail Building
The Waukesha Asbestos Co. building reflects the popularity of Tudor inspired designs in the 1930’s. Key characteristics of this style are the broad gable, half-timbering with stucco, and decorative bargeboards. A small oriel window is centered above the main entrance—see our previous blog to learn more about oriel windows. The first story features a main entrance with stone surround, large display windows, and is veneered with brick.
Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Waukesha Asbestos Co, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Reference Number 16791.