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Soldiers' Orphans' Home/Monona Academy | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Soldiers' Orphans' Home/Monona Academy

Soldiers' Orphans' Home/Monona Academy | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
This building, on an entire block of Spaight and Brearly Streets with Lake Monona, was originally the governor's mansion for Leonard J. Farwell. The Farwell mansion was the first of two octagonal houses built in Madison. It then became a home for the orphans of Civil War soldiers and finally became the Monona Academy, a Norwegian Lutheran seminary. This building was levelled in 1895. A group of men, women and children are posing on the balcony on the right. Lake Monona is in the background on the left.
DESCRIPTION
This building, on an entire block of Spaight and Brearly Streets with Lake Monona, was originally the governor's mansion for Leonard J. Farwell. The Farwell mansion was the first of two octagonal houses built in Madison. It then became a home for the orphans of Civil War soldiers and finally became the Monona Academy, a Norwegian Lutheran seminary. This building was levelled in 1895. A group of men, women and children are posing on the balcony on the right. Lake Monona is in the background on the left.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11651
Creation Date:circa 1877
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Andreas Larsen Dahl photographs, 1870-1880, 1910-1915
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(D31)587
Original Dimensions:5 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
25 feet in a side, 200 feet in circumference with 9,000 square feet of interior space, a four-story circular staircase and a cupola with an octagonal barn, 160 feet in circumference. See also Image ID: 65369 for a related view.
SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Balconies
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Hats
Mansions
Ladders
Men
Civil War, 1861-1865
Children
Cities and towns
Neighborhoods
Outdoor photography
Women
Public welfare
Lakes
Dwellings

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