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Wauwatosa in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas Benjamin Hart House

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 16, 2011
1. Thomas Benjamin Hart House Marker
Inscription. Thomas B. Hart, with his brother, Charles, operated the saw and grist mills in the settlement of Hartís Mills, now known as Wauwatosa. From 1874 to 1885 this was his residence. It is the oldest house on the cityís earliest residential street. The Gothic Revival Architecture of the house and barn is noteworthy for its 9 pairs of ornate barge boards in 6 patterns. The Hart family owned the property until 1910.
 
Erected 1987 by Wauwatosa Landmark Commission.
 
Location. 43° 3.104′ N, 88° 0.603′ W. Marker is in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Church Street south of Milwaukee Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1609 Church Street, Milwaukee WI 53213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Street Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dittmar-Robertson Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Sunnyhill Home” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harts Mills (approx. 0.2
Thomas Benjamin Hart House image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 16, 2011
2. Thomas Benjamin Hart House
miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Hart Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kneeland-Walker House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wauwatosa.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Thomas Benjamin Hart House image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 16, 2011
3. Thomas Benjamin Hart House
Barge boards mentioned in the plaque.
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 16, 2011
4. Thomas Benjamin Hart House
More barge boards mentioned in the plaque.
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 16, 2011
5. Thomas Benjamin Hart House
More barge boards mentioned in the plaque.
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By Paul Fehrenbach, October 24, 2011
6. Thomas Benjamin Hart House
National Register of Historic Places Plaque
 
 
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