505 S. State St.
Street number prior to 1925: 455 State

This land had been the site of the homestead of early pioneer George Putney. For 50 years the George Putney homestead was located on the northeast quarter of this block at 453 State. 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.

In 1913 Putney's widow Dollie sold lots 7, 8 and 9 of Block 28 (seen left on the 1889 city plat map) to Louis Wichman, who built this American Foursquare home for his wife Augusta and family on a portion of lot 7 and all of lot 8. A similar home was built on a portion of these lots two years later at 617 W. Sixth St. by .Albert G. and Philippine Koch

In 1926 Mrs. Wichman remodeled the residence and built an addition at a cost of $1500.

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.