Cassville in Grant County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Nelson Dewey arrived in Cassville in 1836 and worked for the Denniston firm. Later, Dewey acquired vast properties here including this building, which he opened as "Denniston House" in 1854. It has been in continuous operation as a hotel ever since. Dewey's plantation home "Stonefield" is preserved in Nelson Dewey State Park about one mile upriver from here.
Erected 1969 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 171.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 42.793′ N, 90° 59.439′ W. Marker is in Cassville, Wisconsin, in Grant County. Marker is on East Front Street west of Fredrick Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 East Front Street, Cassville WI 53806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Cassville Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Cassville Ferry (about 400 feet away); Village of Cassville (about 500 feet away); Pleasant Ridge (approx. 12.1 miles away); a different marker also named Pleasant Ridge (approx. 12.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The Cassville Story.
2. Nelson Dewey. Wikipedia entry.
1. The Denniston House
The 30 room, 8,250 square feet building, is now closed. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and listed on the most endangered historical properties in Wisconsin in 2004.
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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