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Brookfield in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The William Donaldson House

 

—Visitors Center —

 
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By Paul F, July 14, 2010
1. William Donaldson House Marker
Inscription. This log house was built in 1852-53 by William Donaldson, a young farmer, and his aunt, Barbara Donaldson. The house originally stood at 2350 N. Barker Road in Brookfield. It consisted of three rooms and a loft. Two adjoining bedrooms and a kitchen, which now serves as the entry room to the Visitors’ Center, were added later.

Several families lived in the house until it was acquired by Almond & Agrypina Bartlett in December, 1930, and it remained their home for sixty years. Their farm acreage is now Bartlett Manor subdivision. After Almond’s death, Agrypina lived in the house until 1992. The new owner, James Ihn, donated the house to the Elmbrook Historical Society. The two bedrooms were removed and the house was transported to this site on May 12, 1993. A portion of the siding was stripped to expose the log construction showing the chinking between the logs.

Funded by Brookfield Rotary Club
 
Erected 2009 by Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum. (Marker Number 02-07.)
 
Location. 43° 2.663′ N, 88° 6.449′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker can be reached from Pilgrim Parkway ¼ mile north of West Bluemound Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or
William Donaldson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 14, 2010
2. William Donaldson House Marker
near this postal address: 1045 Pilgrim Parkway, Brookfield WI 53005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dousman-Dunkel Behling Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); City of Brookfield (approx. 1.5 miles away); Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hamlet of Calhoun (approx. 2.6 miles away); Calhoun (approx. 2.6 miles away); New Berlin Hills Golf Course (approx. 3.1 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookfield.
 
Also see . . .  Elmbrook Historical Society website. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
William Donaldson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 14, 2010
3. William Donaldson House Marker
Area where siding was stripped to expose the log construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 101 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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