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Property Name Pulaski Presbyterian Church Complex
Reference Number 13000313
State Wisconsin
County Iowa
Town Pulaski
Street Address 6757 County Highway P
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/22/2013
Areas of Significance
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000313.pdf
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The Pulaski Presbyterian Church Complex is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) for its local significance under National Register (NR) Criterion C (Architecture). Research designed to assess the Complex's potential for eligibility was undertaken using the NR significance area of Architecture, a theme that is also identified in the State of Wisconsin's Cultural Resource Management Plan (CRMP). This research centered on evaluating the Complex's church and its schoolhouse annex building by utilizing the Gothic Revival Style subsection and the Front Gable Vernacular Form subsection ofthe Architectural Styles study unit ofthe CRMP. 5 The results of this research are detailed below and demonstrate that the clapboard-clad Pulaski Presbyterian Church, built in 1874, is locally significant under NR Criterion C as an excellent, highly intact rural example of Gothic Revival style ecclesiastical design. The research also found that the church's Front Gable Vernacular Form schoolhouse annex, which is located next door to the church and built in 1901, is a rare example of the type of small multi-use auxiliary buildings that rural church congregations sometimes built to house church functions such as schools and meeting halls for the congregation. Consequently, the schoolhouse annex is eligible for listing in the NRHP as a contributing resource in the Complex.

 

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