Richard Guenther House

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Richard Guenther House
Richard Guenther House is located in Wisconsin
Richard Guenther House
Richard Guenther House is located in the US
Richard Guenther House
Location 1200 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°1′5″N 88°31′18″W / 44.01806°N 88.52167°W / 44.01806; -88.52167Coordinates: 44°1′5″N 88°31′18″W / 44.01806°N 88.52167°W / 44.01806; -88.52167
Built 1888
Architect William Waters
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 1, 1984

The Richard Guenther House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States, is a large, fine Queen Anne house designed by Waters and built by Jacob Rheiner in 1888 for Richard W. Guenther. Guenther was a Prussian immigrant who owned a drug store in Oshkosh, became Wisconsin state treasurer, US Congressman, and consul to Mexico City, Frankurt, and Cape Town. From 1906 to 1913 the large house hosted Dr. M. E. Corbett's new Lakeside Sanitorium and Training School for Nurses, the first hospital in Oshkosh, which later evolved into Mercy Medical Center.[2][3]

Largely unaltered, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 for its architectural significance, for its association with Guenther, and for its service as Oshkosh's first hospital.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Baker, Dr. Bruce N. (1983-11-00). "Guenther, Richard, House" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. US Dept. of the Interior. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-04-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Richard Guenther House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-04-22.