Site of the Fairchild Home

 © Photographed October 3, 2015
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 4.343′ N, 89° 22.883′ W

1846 - - -1925
This land was the site of the Fairchild home
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State Treasurer, Wisconsin, 1848-1852
First Mayor of Madison, 1856
Lt. Col. 2nd Regt. Wis. Inf. 1861
Colonel 2nd Regt. Wis. Inf. 1862
Brig. Gen. U.S.V. 1863
Secretary of State, Wisconsin, 1864-1866
Governor of Wisconsin, 1866-1872
U.S.Counsul, Liverpool, 1872-1878
U.S. Consul General, Paris, 1878-1880
U.S. Minister to Spain, 1880-1881

The marker is affixed to the northwest corner of the State Office Building and is accessible from eastbound West Wilson Street, at its intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at or near 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703.

Legacy: The town of Fairchild, Wisconsin and the 422-foot (129 m) Liberty ship SS Lucius Fairchild, built in 1943 in Portland, Oregon for the United States War Shipping Administration, were named in his honor. In Kent, Ohio, where Fairchild was born in 1831, Fairchild Avenue is named after him. Fairchild visited Kent with much fanfare in 1887 and the road was officially named for him in 1904. A John Singer Sargent portrait of General Fairchild is housed at the Wisconsin Historical Museum located in Madison, Wisconsin.
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The marker is visible above the numbers 1932.

 Portrait of Lucius Fairchild in his uniform as lieutenant colonel
of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry by the Brady studio before his promotion
to colonel on November 17, 1862. Wisconsin State Historical Society.
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Looking west along West Wilson Street.
The marker is located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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