Cass Gilbert Society


O.W. Mosher Residence, New Richmond, WI

Historic photograph

Image from the Tom Blanck Collection

O.W. Mosher Residence

111 Dakota Avenue S., New Richmond, Wisconsin
Design & Construction:
1887[1887 Christen-2001; 1893 Irish-1999]
Gilbert & Taylor 

The Mosher Residence is both conservative and sophisticated in its design. Strongly influenced by the Shingle Style, it features a three-story Queen Anne bay on the front facade. The front porch was originally supported by Doric columns, adding to the formality of that facade, while the circular wood posts of the rear porch are shingled in the manner of the McCourt House (1887) in Saint Paul. These are the only two buildings in which Gilbert & Taylor is known to have employed this design detail. An early photo reveals a three-color paint scheme. The original front porch has been replaced. In the rear of the property is a large stable/carriage house also designed by Gilbert & Taylor.

Mosher moved to New Richmond in 1879 to become the first school principal. He resigned this position in 1883 and bought into a local milling company. The New Richmond Roller Mills was reorganized in 1899 with Mosher as president, a position he held until his death in 1933.