“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Edgar Sawyer House

Edgar Sawyer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
1. Edgar Sawyer House Marker
Inscription. Oshkosh lumberman, banker and financier Edgar P. Sawyer hired noted local architect William Waters to design this Tudor Revival style house in 1907. Constructed of brick and limestone with parapeted gables and fluted chimneys, the house featured interior furnishings by Tiffany Studios including art glass, bronze grilles, tapestries, light fixtures and furniture. A city showpiece, the residence reflected Oshkosh's vast lumbering wealth. Edgar Sawyer donated his house to the City of Oshkosh in 1922, and it became the Oshkosh Public Museum in 1924.
Erected 1997 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 347.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 2.016′ N, 88° 33.47′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker can be reached from Algoma Boulevard 0.1 miles north of West New York Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the Oshkosh Public Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1331 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh WI 54901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanish–American War Monument (about 400 feet away,
Edgar Sawyer House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
2. Edgar Sawyer House and Marker
measured in a direct line); Rainbow Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Knaggs Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); G.A.R. Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Soldier and Sailor Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oshkosh.
Also see . . .
1. Edgar Sawyer House Tour. (Submitted on July 17, 2009.)
2. The Oshkosh Public Museum. (Submitted on July 17, 2009.)
3. Edgar Sawyer House and Carriage House. Photo circa 1900. (Submitted on July 17, 2009.) 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
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