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New Richmond in St. Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bell-Tierney Farmhouse

New Richmond Heritage Center Pioneer Village

 
 
Bell-Tierney Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2014
1. Bell-Tierney Farmhouse Marker
Inscription.  Built by Marcus Sears and Katherine Johnston Bell in 1884, the house was only owned by one other family. Ed and Catherine (Kate) Hickey Tierney bought the farm in 1910. The farmhouse, barn, and granary are now on the National Register of Historic Places. The land on which these buildings are sited was donated by Dr. Victor and Bernice Doman. Bernice was a sister of Kathryn McGrath Tierney, wife of Al Tierney, the last of the Tierney family to own the farm.

Marcus Bell was president of the Board of Trustees when New Richmond was incorporated in 1884. He stepped down from that office because his farm was outside city limits.

The house is an outstanding example of Italianate architecture. In 1982 it was moved by the New Richmond Preservation Society, Inc. from its original siting west of the barn, approximately where the AmericInn Motel now stands.
 
Erected by New Richmond Heritage Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 45° 6.625′ N,
Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (<i>north elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2014
2. Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (north elevation)
(marker mounted just to the right of center window)
92° 32.142′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Heritage Drive and Tierney Drive. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the north side of the subject building, one exhibit in the New Richmond Heritage Center Pioneer Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond WI 54017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Richmond Heritage Center (a few steps from this marker); Northside House (within shouting distance of this marker); Paperjack Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Nine School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ubet Store (about 300 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (Log Barn) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
 
Regarding Bell-Tierney Farmhouse. National Register of Historic Places #88000614. Italianate farmhouse and granary built in 1884 and barn built in 1916. Bell was a farmer, real estate developer, and civic leader.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. New Richmond Heritage Center Pioneer Village
 
Also see . . .
1. Marcus Sears Bell Farm (Wikipedia).
Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (<i>west/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2014
3. Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (west/front elevation)
(national, state and local historical plaques mounted right of door)
The Bell-Tierney Farmstead is now the central site of the New Richmond Heritage Center. Other historic buildings on the property include a log barn with blacksmith and carpenter tool collections, a one-room schoolhouse, a mid-20th century rural general store, and a late 19th-century Lutheran church. (Submitted on October 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. New Richmond Heritage Center Pioneer Village. Once a classic farm of the New Richmond area, its land now hosts a housing development, an industrial park, and the sweep of a schoolyard. These combine to give a "feel" for life in the 1800's and more. (Submitted on October 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Wisconsin Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2014
4. Wisconsin Register of Historic Places Marker
Marcus Sears Bell Farm
1884
is listed in the
State Register of
Historic Places
The State Historical Society of Wisconsin
National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2014
5. National Register of Historic Places Marker
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2014
6. Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (south elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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