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Mrs. Catherine Beck House

141 S. Franklin Street

Louis J. Anderson, long time news boy, town crier and shoe shiner, died at this home on Franklin Street on Aug. 23, 1921 after a lingering illness. The home was built in 1877 and was owned by Mrs. Catherine Beck, who operated it as a boarding house.

Construction Date: 1877
Wisconsin Architecture & History Inventory (AHI) #: 97933
Style: Front Gabled
PPA: 4 – Death

Dr. Charles H. Vilas House

822 Prospect Place

Dr. Charles Harrison Vilas, esteemed philanthropist and the brother of Henry Vilas, died peacefully at this Prospect Place home on Nov. 22, 1920. Dr. Vilas built his residence here in 1909. He is buried in Forest Hill cemetery.

Charles H. Vilas Headstone

Charles H. Vilas Headstone

Construction Date: 1909
Wisconsin Architecture & History Inventory (AHI)
#: 91786
Designer: Claude and Starck
District: Fourth Lake Ridge Historic District
Style: Prairie School
PPA: 4 – Death
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823 West Dayton Place


Aaron Brackett Miner died at this home on West Dayton Place on Nov. 2, 1903 after suddenly being stricken with apoplexy. Mr. Miner is buried in Forest Hill cemetery.

PPA: 4 – Death