Joseph and Henrietta Plank Home at 340 W. Prospect Avenue.
This home was built in 1910 by Joseph and Henrietta Plank. Joseph was an inventor specializing in the creation of artistic papers, watermarking, and paper-making roll design. His work characterized the maturing of the paper industry in Appleton by offering specialized, value-added products.
The residence features elements that are the hallmark of Prairie School design. These include a low-pitched hipped roof emphasizing horizontal lines, wide overhangs, stucco above the concrete block that imparts a "high-waisted" appearance, asymmetrical front entry, massive square porch supports, and a horizontal row of small windows.
This home is also part of the West Prospect Avenue Historic District.