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Bacon House (T. Heggland photo, 2007)

Bacon House (T. Heggland photo, 2007)

Bacon House, porch detail (T. Heggland photo, 2007)

Clara F. Bacon House
509 Madison Avenue, Lodi, Columbia County
Construction Date: 1899
Architect: Unknown

The Queen Anne style Clara F. Bacon House sits on a large lot overlooking Spring Creek and the Veterans Memorial Park in Lodi. Clara F. Bacon (ca.1835-??) was the recently widowed wife of Carlos Bacon, a successful Sauk County businessman. After her husband's death, Clara Bacon decided to move from Baraboo to Lodi.

Although nothing is known about the persons who designed and built Bacon's new house, any competent carpenter or architect in either city could have produced the design she chose. Bacon's house has many of the features that are typically associated with Queen Anne style houses. Her house has a cruciform plan, asymmetrically designed elevations, cutaway bay windows, and a small but elaborate front porch. It also makes use of a variety of siding materials, including three different patterns of decorative wood shingles: cove, arrow, and octagon.

The Bacon House is a private home. Please respect the rights and privacy of the residents.

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