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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 26, 2008.
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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 West Main Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America. 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
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 it was inherited by a great nephew William Francis Doris known as Billy Boy. When his wife Margaret passed away in 1988 it was sold.
— Submitted July 10, 2012, by Terry Maloney of Madison, Wisconsin.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 64 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.