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William and Francis Sheer Home

William and Francis Sheer Home at 329 W. Prospect Avenue.

Also listed in the West Prospect Avenue Historic District, on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is this American Foursquare / Queen Anne style home.  Constructed with ornamental concrete block, it was built in 1910 by noted Appleton painter and sculptor William Sheer and his wife Francis. 

William was trained as a church decorator by his father.  His artistic talents were recognized throughout the United States.  Many area churches contain examples of Scheer's work including Saint Joseph's Catholic Church at 404 W. Lawrence St., located six blocks to the north in the Old Third Ward.

The hipped-roof, cubic form typifies American Foursquare.  However, the bay window, multi-material facade, arched dormer pediments, and porch column elaborations speak of Queen Anne style. The casements with leaded glass in a geometric pattern are details suggesting the Prairie School.

The Scheers lived in this home for almost 50 years.

Hearthstone's Historic Tours of Appleton: Victorian and Edwardian Homes of Prospect Avenue 1849-1919
  1. "Hearthstone" The Home of Henry and Cremora Rogers
  2. Charles and Mina Pfennig Home
  3. Nathan and Virginia Morgan Home
  4. Theodore and Cynthia Conkey Residence
  5. Cynthia Conkey Home
  6. Paul Hackbert Home
  7. George Hogriever Home
  8. Jacob and Elizabeth Wolf Home
  9. William and Francis Sheer Home
  10. Ephraim and Louise Goff Home
  11. Raymond and Jean Bertschy Home
  12. John and Martha Whorton Home
  13. William Grant Whorton / John Van Nortwick Home
  14. Edward and Amanda West Home
  15. Henry and Emily Holbrook Home
  16. Thomas and Ophelia Brown Home
  17. Thomas Pearson Home
  18. 1880 Home
  19. Anthony Hoeffel and James and Mary Ritchey Home
  20. Joseph and Henrietta Plank Home
  21. George and Mary Potts Home
  22. Frank and Mary Slattery Home
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