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Ferdinand Behlke

General Contractor





But be the architect ever so efficient, the one upon whom he must rely is the general contractor.  Had the officers of the bank gone through the state with a fine tooth comb they would not have found one to surpass Ferd. Behlke, 921 Main Street, this city.  To Mr. Behlke was entrusted the general construction work, and he approached his contract with a confidence born of past experience in the construction of some of Watertown’s most substantial structures during the twenty-seven years he has followed his calling as a contractor.  Besides the building, for which he can be excused of particular pride, he has erected the First M. E. church, St. Henry’s church, St. John’s church, the Congregational church, the Merchants bank building, the Schempf building. Brennecke’s drug store building, the Wiggenhorn building, the Kusel hardware store building, the building at Main and Second streets recently vacated by the Strauss-Sette company, the Central block, and residence buildings innumerable.



1916 NOTE

The construction of some of Watertown’s most substantial structures over the years he followed his calling as a contractor.  Among those he built . . .


Bank of Watertown

First M. E. church

St. Henry’s church

St. John’s church

Congregational church,

Merchants bank building

Schempf building

Brennecke’s drug store

Wiggenhorn building

Kusel hardware store

Masonic Temple

The Central block

Numerous residences . . .


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