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Madison, Dane County, WisconsinThe property is located on northbound North Pinckney Street, at its intersection with East Gilman Street, at 423 North Pinckney Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703.
This house is an example of the towered Italian Villa style executed in sandstone. Its square, hipped roof, three story tower, or campanile, is unique among old Madison residences. The house was first occupied by H. K. Lawrence, banker and secretary of the Madison and Watertown Railroad. Robert M. Bashford, elected Mayor of Madison in 1890, moved into the house in that year.
City of Madison Landmarks Commission: Madison Landmarks
This house is an example of the Italian Villa style executed in sandstone. Its square, hipped roof, three-story tower, or campanile, is unique among old Madison residences. The house was first occupied by H. K. Lawrence, banker and secretary of the Madison and Watertown Railroad. From 1865 to 1915 the house was owned by Morris and Anna Fuller. Morris Fuller was a distributor of agricultural implements, a business that was to become one of the mainstays of the Madison economy. The Fullers' daughter, Sarah, married lawyer and politician Robert Bashford and they lived in the house together from 1889 until 1911. August Kutzbock is known to have done some of the drawings for finishing the house, and it is probable that he also drew the original design.
Wisconsin Historical Society: Architecture and History Inventory: 423 N. Pinckney Street
Historic Name: Robert M. Bashford House
Reference No. 16061
Year Build: 1855
Architectural Style: Italianate
Wall Material: Sandstone
Architect: August Kutzbock
- National Register Listing Date: 1973-03-14
- State Register Listing Date: 1989-01-01
The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Register.
The marker is No. 8 in a series of markers erected by the Madison Landmarks Commission.
Robert M. Bashford House
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