Jarius Fairchild House | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Jarius Fairchild House

Jarius Fairchild House | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Early view of the house built by Madison's first mayor, Jairus C. Fairchild, at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877) at West Wilson St. near Lake Monona. There is a woman standing near the front door. The house was constructed in 1850 and later was substantially altered with additions. After the Civil War, the house became the home of Fairchild's son, Lucius, Civil War hero, Wisconsin governor (1866-72) and foreign diplomat. During his six years as governor, the Fairchild House was the state's executive residence, as no such property was then owned by the state. The residence was therefore a focus of Madison's political and social life during the last half of the 19th century.
DESCRIPTION
Early view of the house built by Madison's first mayor, Jairus C. Fairchild, at 302 South Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Monona Avenue in 1877) at West Wilson St. near Lake Monona. There is a woman standing near the front door. The house was constructed in 1850 and later was substantially altered with additions. After the Civil War, the house became the home of Fairchild's son, Lucius, Civil War hero, Wisconsin governor (1866-72) and foreign diplomat. During his six years as governor, the Fairchild House was the state's executive residence, as no such property was then owned by the state. The residence was therefore a focus of Madison's political and social life during the last half of the 19th century.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:34320
Creation Date:circa 1855
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Hanks, Stanley C. (Stanley Charles), 1872-1945 : Madison, Wisconsin history photograph collection, circa 1850s-1985
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 6095
Original Dimensions:7 x 8.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Monona Avenue is now known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
SUBJECTS
Architecture
Outdoor photography
Trees
Sidewalks
Architecture, Domestic
Dwellings
Cities and towns
Fences
Women
Lakes

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