"Elmside" / The Simeon and Maira Mills House 1863

© Photographed May 14, 2017
Erected 1987 by Madison Landmarks Commission
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
 43.093017, -89.344433
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This elegant Italian villa style house was constructed of native sandstone on the 191-acre country estate of Simeon and Maria Mills. An early pioneer from Ohio, Mills erected Madison's first store and was a banker, real estate developer and respected civic leader who was instrumental in the growth and prosperity of Madison. He was a founder of Madison's first insurance company, the first newspaper, two major railroads and helped establish the University of Wisconsin.
Designated December 7, 1987
Madison Landmarks Commission

The house and marker are located on eastbound Sommers Avenue, east of its intersection with Hudson Avenue, at 2709 Sommers Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Landmark Nomination Form

The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin.

The marker is No. 82 in a series of markers erected by the Madison Landmarks Commission.

"Elmside" is located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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