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Cassville in Grant County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Denniston House

 
 
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Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
1. Denniston House Marker
Inscription.  When Wisconsin Territory was established by Congress in 1836, more than a dozen communities eagerly sought to become the capital. Daniels, Denniston, and Company of New York offered this building free if Cassville were chosen. When the Legislature selected Madison, Denniston's dream ended in bankruptcy.

Nelson Dewey arrived in Cassville in 1836 and worked for the Denniston firm. Later, Dewey acquired vast properties here including this building, which he opened as "Denniston House" in 1854. It has been in continuous operation as a hotel ever since. Dewey's plantation home "Stonefield" is preserved in Nelson Dewey State Park about one mile upriver from here.

Erected 1969

 
Erected 1969 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 171.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 42° 42.793′ N, 90° 59.439′ W. Marker
Denniston House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. Denniston House Marker
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is in Cassville, Wisconsin, in Grant County. Marker is on East Front Street west of Fredrick Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 East Front Street, Cassville WI 53806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cassville Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Cassville Ferry (about 400 feet away); Village of Cassville (about 500 feet away); Mississippi Valley Overlook (approx. 5.6 miles away in Iowa); Pleasant Ridge (approx. 12.1 miles away); a different marker also named Pleasant Ridge (approx. 12.7 miles away); New Vienna Veterans Memorial (approx. 13 miles away in Iowa).
 
Also see . . .  Nelson Dewey. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 20, 2011.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Denniston House
The 30 room, 8,250 square feet building, is now closed. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and listed on the most endangered historical properties in Wisconsin in 2004. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted June 20, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
 
Denniston House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Denniston House and Marker
Denniston House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
4. Denniston House
Wisconsin and National Register of Historic Places #75000213
Denniston House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
5. Denniston House
The marker can be seen at the far left.
Nelson Dewey State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
6. Nelson Dewey State Park
Stonefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
7. Stonefield
Nelson Dewey State Park
Dewey House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
8. Dewey House
Nelson Dewey State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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