Soldiers' Orphans Home, Farwell House
Group of people posing outside of Soldiers' Orphans Home, located on Spaight Street between Paterson and Brearly Streets. The building was originally constructed by Governor L.J. Farwell, about 1853, as a private residence. It was opened on 1 January 1866 as the orphan asylum; Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, widow of Governor L.P. Harvey, was in charge. According to the "Jefferson Banner", 23 January 1867, this photograph was sold for $3.75, with "35% of the proceeds to go for the benefit of the home . . . Every person should purchase a copy and thereby assist the soldiers' orphans of Wisconsin in obtaining an education."
Image ID: 10028
Creation Date: 1870 ca.
Creator Name: Diemer, Melvin E.
Collection Name: Diemer, Melvin E. : Collection, ca. 1910-1955
Original Format Type: negative, original
Original Format Number: (D485)1678
Original Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
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