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107 and 109 5th Avenue South, La Crosse, WI
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107 and 109 5th Avenue South,La Crosse

H. Berger & Stireman Building, built 1886

Click Here To Read The History Of This Building

UNITS:

107 5th Avenue South:

- This Art Nouveau/Arts & Crafts style apartment features

  • 2 bedroom
  • 1 bath,
  • a study with built in desk
  • arched entryways
  • laminate floors
  • high ceilings
  • recessed lighting
  • lots of storage
  • electric range
  • refrigerator
  • dishwasher
  • stackable washer/dryer unit
  • microwave
  • new kitchen cabinetry
  • central HVAC

 

STATUS: CURRENTLY OCCUPIED

109 5th Avenue South:

- This Art Nouveau/Arts & Crafts style apartment features

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bath,
  • a study with built in desk
  • arched entryways
  • laminate floors
  • high ceilings
  • recessed lighting
  • lots of storage
  • electric range
  • refrigerato,
  • dishwasher
  • stackable washer/dryer unit
  • microwave
  • new kitchen cabinetry
  • central HVAC

STATUS: CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:

RENTAL FEES: $800.00 Per Month Plus $50.00 Per Month for Parking Permit

OTHER CONVENIENCES:

A short walk to Riverside Park, the riverfront, Cameron Park, the People's Food Co-op, financial centers, entertainment, cultural activities, the Grand Station mass transit hub, fine dining and casual dining, and parking in the Jay Street Parking Ramp one block away.

For more information, please contact us.

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History

Similar in many ways to the E. R. Barron Building and the John Rehfuss Building in the 400 block of Main Street, the three-story red brick Berger Building is an earlier example of a late Victorian commercial building with blend of Romanesque, Queen Anne, and Neo-Classical elements.

Arched windows with stone voussoirs and thick limestone beltcourse reflect the Romanesque Revival. The projecting sunburst gable, bracketed cornice, textured brickwork and multi-colored upper level are all Queen Anne elements. Note the name and date block at the top of the central bay. (See modern day photo, above)

The street level modern alterations reflect the historic character of the upper floors. Built at the same time and displaying the same design and ornamentation the section of the Berger Building at 500-502 Main Street has been completely altered and retains minimal architectural integrity.


Early uses of the Berger Building included a mix of retail and service businesses. Upper floors were used by a number service organizations and clubs. An upper suite of 500-502 Main Street was the dentist’s office of Dr Frank Hoeschler and Hoeschler’s Drug Store occupied the street level.

- special thanks to Eric Wheeler and the Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

 
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