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.

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