The Blake House

The Blake House now returned to authentic condition and looking better than it has in decades. It was built in 1868 for one of Racine’s first commercial successes, dry-goods store-owner George Bull and his wife Roxilana, and it became the Blake House when it was acquired by Racine’s premier industrialist Lucius Blake and his wife Caroline in 1873.

The Blake House is our headquarters at 936 South Main Street, Racine, and we are very proud of it because it represents one of our first and longest-running rescue operations. We now own it outright and have completed returning it to representative condition. We use one of the ground-floor apartments for our offices, but we rent out most of the remaining ones. The second ground-floor apartment would make a very gracious office close to downtown and to the court house, and it is currently available for rent.