Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James Doris Farmhouse
Designated February 26, 2008
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 172.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 4.07′ N, 89° 23.489′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Bedford Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milwaukee Road Depot (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wiedenbeck-Dobelin Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Tobacco Co. Warehouses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dowling Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Grade and Orthopedic School (approx. ¼ mile away); Brittingham Boat House (approx. ¼ mile away); Derrick C. Bush House (approx. ¼ mile away); James and Bridget Casserly House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding James Doris Farmhouse. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "The Doris House is a two-story, side-gabled example of the Greek Revival style that was popular nationally and locally for civic and residential buildings from 1830-1860.
"The Doris House is a remnant of the social development of the Bassett Neighborhood. Besides being one of the earliest homes built in the neighborhood, the Doris House is one of the few remaining examples of an Irish homestead whose owners opened their doors to visitors and residents of the growing Bassett Neighborhood. Railroad hotels and boarding houses, such as this, were once well represented in Madison but most of them are now gone.
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
1. James Doris House Madison Wi
Dear Editor. I viewed the Historical marker that was placed at the James Doris House, Madison Wi. The marker that was placed has wrong information. My grandparents lived in the home. My mother was born there. I was also raised there.The home was built in 1852 by John Doris sr. who came from County Longford Ireland. John Sr. was a mason who built the house for his family. He had six sons and two daughters. It did not become a boarding house until the death of John Sr. and his wife. Two of the sons James and John converted the family home.Rose and Julia McNamara, the granddaughters of John Sr. also owned the home for several years until
— Submitted July 10, 2012, by Terry Maloney of Madison, Wisconsin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5. submitted on July 10, 2012. 6. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Terry Maloney of Madison, Wisconsin. 7. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Terry Maloney of Madison, Wisconsin.