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Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Coles Bashford House

Coles Bashford House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, November 10, 2010
1. Coles Bashford House Marker
Inscription.  This house was once the home of Coles Bashford who served from 1856 to 1858 as the first Republican Governor of Wisconsin.

It was built in 1855, a year after the Republican Party came into being as an avowed opponent to the further extension of slavery in the territories of the United States.

After 1875, the house was no longer in Bashford’s possession.

In 1911, it became the property of Trustees authorized by the will of Elizabeth Batchelder Davis to provide and maintain perpetually a home for children needing shelter and care.

Now known as the Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Childrens’ Home, the residence remains dedicated to its beneficent mission. Erected in 1976 as a Bicentennial Project of the Winnebago County Historical and Archeological Society
Erected 1976 by Winnebago County Historical and Archeological Society. (Marker Number 217.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWomen. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
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This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 44° 2.035′ N, 88° 34.425′ W. Marker was in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker was on Oshkosh Ave, ¼ mile west of N. Sawyer Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker has been replaced with Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home Marker. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1619 Oshkosh Ave, Oshkosh WI 54902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (here, next to this marker); Rainbow Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knaggs Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); G.A.R. Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Spanish–American War Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Edgar Sawyer House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Soldier and Sailor Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oshkosh.
Also see . . .  Coles Bashford - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2024. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 9, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 21, 2024