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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bashford House
1856-7
 
Bashford House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, June 28, 2010
1. Bashford House Marker
 
Inscription. This house is an example of the towered Italian Villa style executed in sandstone. Its square, hipped roof, three story tower, or campanile, is unique among old Madison residences. The house was first occupied by H. K. Lawrence, banker and secretary of the Madison and Watertown Railroad. Robert M. Bashford, elected Mayor of Madison in 1890, moved into the house in that year.
 
Erected 1972 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.734′ N, 89° 23.241′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pinckney Street and East Gilman Street, on the right when traveling north on North Pinckney Street. Click for map. The marker is on the ground in front of the house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 North Pinckney Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pierce House (a few steps from this marker); Kendall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Keenan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Keyes House (within shouting distance of this marker); Period Garden Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansion Hill Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Timothy Brown House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Governor's Mansion (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Bashford House Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, June 28, 2010
2. Bashford House
 

 
Regarding Bashford House. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "From 1865 to 1915 the house was owned by Morris and Anna Fuller. Morris Fuller was a distributor of agricultural implements, a business that was to become one of the mainstays of the Madison economy. The Fullers' daughter, Sarah, married lawyer and politician Robert Bashford and they lived in the house together from 1889 until 1911. August Kutzbock is known to have done some of the drawings for finishing the house, and it is probable that he also drew the original design."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on March 19, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Bashford House Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, June 29, 2010
3. Bashford House
View from North Pinckney Street
 
 
Bashford House Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, June 29, 2010
4. Bashford House
View from East Gilman Street, with the state Capitol on the right
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 915 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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