Wednesday, March 9, 2011

FOUND ON THE CURB

I found this piece of Manitowoc, WI  history on the curb out for garbage about three years ago. It is from 1949 and thought it was pretty interesting and too historical to be thrown away.  It looks like it is an original pencil drawing by the builder/architect of the building,  Sylvester Schmitt of Two Rivers WI and his quote or finished price of  $41,141.00.  It is also signed Anthony Wuchterl??(spelling)   It was in the frame behind glass when I found it, so it is in very good condition.  The picture itself without the frame measures approximately 19" x 25".

It was the sisters house for the St. Mary's Catholic Church Congregation under the Rev. John Landowski, Pastor.  I believe now houses the Domestic Violence Center at 1127 S. 22nd. St. in Manitowoc.
Anyone have any more information about it they want to share??

10 comments:

mdnovak said...

A great piece of history. The original Architectural presentation sketch. What a lucky find. I love it.
Michael

laura said...

Paula, I'm so glad you rescued it!

Missy said...

I can't believe you found that in the garbage, how cool.

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

What a wonderful find! Lucky gal :]

Patrice said...

You have the spelling of his name correct, Anthony Wuchterl (1897-1962). My mother was friends with his wife and we used to receive cards with images of his work. I think they lived in the Milwaukee area. You might find more information listed in some archieve of Wisconsin architects.

Patrice said...

What a great find. You have the spelling of his name correct, Anthony Wuchterl (1897-1962). My mother was friends with his wife, Lillian. We used to receive cards with images of his work. You might learn more info from some archieve of Wisconsin architects.

digthisart said...

Thank you Patrice for confirming the name on the drawing as Anthony Wuchterl. It is very interesting to find out the history of this piece. I was thinking of donating it to the Manitowoc Historical Society, but I am still kind of attached to it as I am an artist and really do appreciate the detail of the drawing.

walrusinc72 said...

I purchased an Anthony Wuchterl pencil drawing at an estate sale in Texas. I cannot find any information about the picture and little about the artist. It is a boathouse in Saucatuck Michigan dated 1940. Any information would be wonderful.

digthisart said...

I really haven't found too much information on Anthony Wuchterl either. He was a member of the Historic
American Building Survey (HABS) team in Wisconsin. I tried to Google his name but didn't come up with much.

Anonymous said...

Heh, that is pretty cool! Sylvester Schmitt was my grandfather.