Burton House

1018 Cass St | Designated 07/21/1998 

Local Register of Historic Places Nomination Form
Notice of Designation of Historic Structure

Carpenter was David Polleys. Excavating and Stonework by Royal Reynolds. Brickwork by J.E. Rawlinson. Bargeboards; brackets under the eaves; gabled screened inset porch in upper front story with "stick style" articulation in the gable end; rectangular bay window; balustrade three-sided porch; double leafed entrance door; two-story gable roofed rear addition.
2015- "The Frank Burton House has a rectangular front-gabled mass with decorative gables, full-width open porch and small rectangular bay. Vertical and horizontal banding in the gable ends and bargeboard decoration show some Late Victorian Stick elements, but the asymmetry, open porch, colored glass windows and decorative cladding reflect the Queen Anne style. Frank Burton was a grain broker and customs agent who was born in Chicago in 1847 and moved to La Crosse in 1868. Burton was murdered by a disgruntled riverboat worker during a Republican Party campaign march in downtown La Crosse just days before he was to occupy the home. The murderer was subsequently killed by the angry mob. Burton family members resided here until the early 1960s when the home was converted to a duplex. A complete restoration and conversion back to a single family home was recently accomplished."
-(Historical notes from the Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory)

This site is located within the 10th and Cass Street Neighborhood Historic District.