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Westover, Ruth, 1910- / The Waukau Methodists, 1867-1986
(1986)

Parsonage,   pp. 24 ff.


Page 24

PARSONAGE
The first Waukau Methodist parsonage was originally a home built by Mr. Buck
for Mr. Wright, father of Mrs. Robert Paris, owner of Waukau Woolen Mills.
 The Methodist people bought it for $400.00.  Later this house was moved
to East Mechanic Street and subsequently torn down.
A new parsonage was built on the site of the old Wright home at a time when
the land adjoining was just cow pasture.  The work was done in 1900 by Joseph
Mallery, Oshkosh, and Frank Awater [Atwater],Omro. This team also built the
new church after the old one burned in 1904.
The Rev. Joseph Luccock later replaced a coop over the front door with a
large front porch.  Other improvements over the years include electric lights,
a water system and bathroom, a remodeled kitchen in 1964, insulation, and
oil furnace, and a screened porch.  The parsonage in 1986 is valued at $50,000.00.
A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. 
                                  Sydney Smith 1843.
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