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Casco in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Decker House

Decker House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
1. Decker House Marker
Inscription.  On this site Edward Decker, Kewaunee County's most influential early political and business leader, erected his impressive home. Nicknamed "The White House", it was built from lumber that was cut from some of the 10,000 acres of timber he owned in the vicinity. The interior was filled with curiosities that he collected during his journeys around the world.

Mr. Decker was deeply involved with starting many local businesses including railroads, banks and newspapers. This house was the social gathering place for the Casco area.

In 1909 Mr. Decker gave his collection to the county. Many articles are currently displayed at Kewaunee County's Historical Museum in the city of Kewaunee.

After his death in 1911, the home had many different owners and was eventually an apartment house. It was destroyed by fire in 1962. Casco, Wisconsin, got its name from Mr. Decker's birthplace of Casco, Maine.
Erected 1997 by the Kewaunee County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
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44° 33.47′ N, 87° 37.096′ W. Marker is in Casco, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 54) and Church Avenue (County Highway C), on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is at the United States Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Main Street, Casco WI 54205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casco Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bottkolville (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bank of Luxemburg (approx. 4.4 miles away); Voie de la Liberte (approx. 4.6 miles away); South Luxemburg (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Kewaunee County Farm (approx. 6 miles away); Dikeman (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Old Mill (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casco.
More about this marker. photo captions:
• Edward Decker 1827-1911
• Early view of Casco · Decker home at left side
• Circa 1920's · Decker Home at right side
Also see . . .  Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Biographies. Edward Decker. "Mr. Edward Decker, of Casco, Wisconsin, is the postmaster who has served the longest time of any in the state of Wisconsin... and still has the distinction of supervising one of the
Decker House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
2. Decker House Marker
best post offices of its kind in the country." National Magazine, 1907 (Submitted on September 22, 2014.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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