Calvin Manuel/George Metzger House

1025 Main St | Locally Designated 11/19/2015

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

Paired brackets under eaves and cresting around truncated cornices. Segmental arched windows on east side; three-sided front screened porch; rectangular bay on west side; two story hip roofed rear extension with bracketed eaves and screened porch with short fluted Doric Columns placed on porch rail. Typical of the 1870s, this Italianate influenced picturesque house is an important representative of this era in La Crosse. George A. Metzger was a pharmacist, a noted State Lane Office Register, 4th ward alderman. He purchased this house from Calvin S. Manual (c) 1875. Manuel was a bridge builder who probably moved to La Crosse to build the railroad bridge.
-(Historical notes from the Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory)