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Halle Steensland House
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Halle Steensland, July 2009
Location 315 North Carroll Street
Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Area .123 acres (0.050 ha)
Built 1896
Architect Gordon & Paunack
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP reference No. 82001843
Added to NRHP November 30, 1982

The Halle Steensland House (also known as the Bethel Parish Shoppe) is a historic house located at 315 North Carroll Street in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 30, 1982.It is locally significant as one of the finest brick Queen Anne houses in Madison.

Description and history

Steensland 2015-06-11
Halle Steensland house after April 2015 move

The Queen Anne style house is a three-story structure constructed of wood frame with red brick veneer and stone trim, in a very eclectic adaptation of the style. It was designed by local architectural firm Gordon and Paunack, and was built in 1896 for Norwegian immigrant Halle Steensland. Steenland came to Madison in 1855, and later served as a U.S. Vice Consul in Sweden and Norway. On May 20, 1974, it was designated a landmark by the Madison Landmarks Commission.

The house has been owned by the Bethel Lutheran Church since 1958, when it became the Bethel Parish Shoppe. In 2015, they moved the house, from its location facing North Carroll Street, approximately 200 feet to a location in the same block but facing West Gorham Street. The church is planning to renovate the house for use as student housing.

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