Street number prior to 1925: 453 State

For 50 years the George Putney homestead was located on the northeast quarter of this block, the southwest corner of S. State St. and W. Sixth St. Farmers George, Frederick and Lester, and Cora, a student, are all listed in the 1889 city directory. The home was set back much father from the street, and Putney’s stables stood on the present site of 511 S. State St.

Reproduction of photograph by J. E. H. Stimson from Appleton Wis., Illustrated (1892), used with permission of the Appleton Public Library

In 1913 Putney’s widow Dollie sold lots 7, 8 and 9 of Block 28 (seen on the 1889 city plat map) to Louis Wichman, who built an American Foursquare home for his wife Augusta and family. The address then was 455 State, now 505 S. State St.

Portion of: Foote, C. M. 1849-1899. (Charles M.); Brown, Walter S.
Plat book of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, (1889).
The city of Appleton: west central part, p. 23.
Used with permission of the Appleton Public Library.