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Wauwatosa in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

“Sunnyhill Home”

 
 
“Sunnyhill Home” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, December 6, 2011
1. “Sunnyhill Home” Marker
Inscription.  Built by Dr. Fisk Holbrook Day, this residence is believed to have been designed in 1874 by prominent Milwaukee architect James Douglas. Once called “Wauwatosa’s most prominent citizen,” Dr. Day was a physician for the County Hospital, the Poor Farm and the Insane Asylum. He also conducted an extensive private practice and was a nationally renowned geologist.
 
Erected 1979 by Wauwatosa Landmark Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 43° 3.144′ N, 88° 0.784′ W. Marker is in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Milwaukee Avenue west of Day Court, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8000 Milwaukee Ave, Milwaukee WI 53213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Benjamin Hart House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Hart Homestead (approx.
“Sunnyhill Home” National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 15, 2011
2. “Sunnyhill Home” National Register of Historic Places Plaque
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0.2 miles away); Church Street Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dittmar-Robertson Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harts Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wauwatosa Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wauwatosa.
 
“Sunnyhill Home” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, December 6, 2011
3. “Sunnyhill Home” Marker
All four plaques
“Sunnyhill Home” image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 15, 2011
4. “Sunnyhill Home”
“Sunnyhill Home” image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 15, 2011
5. “Sunnyhill Home”
looknig up the driveway
“Sunnyhill Home” National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, December 6, 2011
6. “Sunnyhill Home” National Historic Landmark Plaque
Jenkins Austin-Day Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, December 6, 2011
7. Jenkins Austin-Day Mansion
Additional Marker next to National Historic Landmark plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on December 28, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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