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348 S DICKASON BLVD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:C. Chadbourn House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:3466
Location (Address):348 S DICKASON BLVD
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1857
Additions: 1997 1899 1872
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Clapboard
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: South Dickason Boulevard Residential Historic District
National Register Listing Date:3/4/1999 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/26/1998 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:BAKER MADE HIS LIVING FARMING AND RAISING LIVESTOCK OUTSIDE COLUMBUS IN 1857. IN 1862 HE JOINED HIS BROTHER IN A DETECTIVE BUSINESS. DURING THE CIVIL WAR HE WAS AWARDED A CAPTAINCY IN THE QUARTERMASTERS DEPT. IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AFTER THE WAR HE RETURNED TO HIS FARM. HE BUILT THIS HOUSE WHEN HE RETIRED TO TOWN AND FURNISHED IT WITH ANTIQUES THAT HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM SOUTHERN MANSIONS. UPON THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE IN 1898 DR. AND MRS. EDWARD POSER PURCHASED THE HOUSE. THEY ADDED THE QUEEN ANNE PORCH, THE SLEEPING PORCH, AND AN OAK STAIRCASE. DR. POSER HAD A PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTICE. This house began as a smaller Gabeled Ell form Greek Revival style house built by Chadbourn in 1857. In 1860 he sold it to H. T. Long, who remodeled it by raising the ell to a full two-stories in 1872, just before selling it to Capt. Calvin C. Baker. In 1899, Baker's estate sold the house to Dr. E. M. Poser, who enlarged the veranda, added the gazebo to it, and enlarged the house to the rear, giving the house a Queen Anne style update.
In 1997 the 3rd generation of the Posers living there added an extension and porch area on the rear of the North side.
Bibliographic References:COLUMBUS HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE TOURS, COLUMBUS HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION, 1994. Butterfield, C. W. History of Columbia County, WI. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1880, p. 955. Columbus Democrat: July 1, 1869, p. 1; July 15, 1870, p. 3; May 3, 1872, p. 1; August 16, 1899. p. 1. Columbus Journal: September 6, 1860, p. 3. Columbus Republican: August 9, 1873, p. 1; February 18, 1899, p. 1. Stare, Frederick A. The Story of Columbus. Installment Nos. 90 and 91 (pp. 137-138) and 113-114 (pp. 170-171). Columbus History and Architecture Tours, 2009.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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