Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

L.J. Noble

Leander J. Noble

L.J. Noble, mayor of Menasha in 1885, was one of Menasha's most involved community leaders. An extensive land owner, Noble was, by day, superintendent of the Menasha Wooden Ware Co., but also heavily involved in city government.  At various times, he was the park commissioner, served on various committees and was elected alderman of the Third Ward. His house on Naymut Street was constructed circa 1875.

As detailed on the Wisconsin Historical Society site:

"His house is historically significant for its association with one of Menasha's most involved community leaders.  Located on Doty Island in one of Menasha's most prominent residential neighborhoods, the house is situated on the west side of Naymut Street at number 347.  The Noble House is a rectangular two-story Italianate residence featuring twin square towers and an extensive veranda. The foundations are of unspecified stone, the siding is clapboard and the roof material is asphalt. The roof is hipped to a platform with dormers. The windows are double-hung, single-pane sash. Decorative features include returning eaves on the tower gables.

A contributing member of the Naymut Street Historic District, the Leander J. Noble House is architecturally significant as an unusual example of the Italianate form in Menasha."

reference: Wisconsin Historical Society. viewed online at (March 18, 2015)

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