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Willard R. Amidon Home

Hartford, Wisconsin

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 18, 2013
1. Willard R. Amidon Home Marker
Inscription. In 1883, Willard R. Amidon built this Queen Anne style home for his wife Laura. This home served as the family residence until Laura’s death in 1944. The house has the original fieldstone foundation and retains many original features. Many renovations were completed throughout the years, preserving the original fixtures and woodwork.

Mr. Amidon was the first jeweler in the city. At the age of 19, he started his own business as a jeweler and also sold sewing machines, musical instruments, and silverware. He was a prominent civic leader and served many years on the city council, school board, and was a charter member of the Hartford Fire Department.

Landmarks Commission
Washington County, Wisconsin

 
Erected 2004 by Landmarks Commission Washington County, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 03-005.)
 
Location. 43° 18.93′ N, 88° 22.628′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is on South Street north of Branch Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 South Street, Hartford WI 53027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lohr’s Gas Station (within shouting
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By Paul Fehrenbach, August 18, 2013
2. Willard R. Amidon Home Marker
distance of this marker); Westphal Mansion Inn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Kissel” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Schwartz Ballroom (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Lawrence Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Holy Hill (approx. 5.5 miles away); Winter Farm (approx. 5.7 miles away); Schubert Cheese Factory (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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