Monday, December 13, 2010

Dean House Christmas Open House Rescheduled to December 19

The Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society has rescheduled the Dean House Christmas Open House this Sunday, December 19 from 2-4 at the Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive. Music, refreshments and tours. A special feature of the open house will be the restored cutter on display on the back porch.

 4718 Monona Drive in Madison, Wisconsin, was built in 1856 for Nathaniel W. and Harriet Dean.

: Nathaniel W. Dean (1817-1880) moved from New York to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1842 and succeeded as a dry goods merchant and real estate speculator. He also farmed 508 acres, producing grain crops and livestock. He was instrumental in the growth of the town of Blooming Grove and donated land for the original Town Hall and the Commonwealth Cemetery. He also served in the State Assembly and as a regent of the University of Wisconsin.
Both photos by James Steakley.

Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society
P.O. Box 6704 Monona, WI 53716


THE HISTORICAL MARKER DATABASE has info and photos by Gordon Govier of Monona about the Dean House and other Monona landmarks.

Here is a great booklet on Indian Mounds of Madison and Dane County. For reasons unknown ot me, the booklet does not include any of the Monona mounds, such as the Outlet Mound.

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