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Westphal Mansion Inn

City of Hartford, Wisconsin

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 18, 2013
1. Westphal Mansion Inn Marker
Inscription. This stately mansion was built be August and Mary (Schott) Westphal in 1913, on a triangular lot overlooking downtown historic Hartford. The home of brick and stucco is English Tudor style. The interior is finished with golden oak and birch woodwork, plaster-carved moldings, a grand staircase, and originally was heated with hot water. A three-foot deep concrete fountain was built in front of the mansion in 1917 on the triangle at Branch and South Main Streets.

August Westphal was well known in the state and nationally as the “Cheese King” and one of the largest cheese manufacturers in Wisconsin. He owned and operated more than 50 cheese factories and built the condensery in Hartford. His cheese won many awards and was shipped abroad. In 1919, a large shipment of Swiss block cheese, consisting of 170,000 lbs., was sent to Norway. Condensed milk was sent to England for use by the American Army, a quantity that would last for the next two years. Later, the condensery was sold to Kraft Cheese Company.

Landmarks Commission
Washington County, Wisconsin

 
Erected 2008 by Landmarks Commission Washington County, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 07-002.)
 
Location. 43° 18.973′ N, 88° 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 18, 2013
2. Westphal Mansion Inn Marker
Mansion with fountain in foreground
22.726′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Branch Street (Wisconsin Route 83), on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 S. Main Street, Hartford WI 53027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willard R. Amidon Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lohrís Gas Station (about 500 feet away); “Kissel” (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Schwartz Ballroom (approx. half a mile away); St. Lawrence Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Holy Hill (approx. 5.6 miles away); Winter Farm (approx. 5.8 miles away); Schubert Cheese Factory (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .  History of Westphal Mansion Inn - (Courtesy - Westphal Mansion Bed and Breakfast)::. (Submitted on September 5, 2013.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 18, 2013
3. Westphal Mansion Inn
Branch Street entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 234 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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