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CIVIC

Blooming Grove Town Hall

Fair Oaks Village Hall

Hiestand School

Lowell Elementary School

Nichols School

St. Bernard's Church

Spring Haven Pagoda

FARM HOMES & BARNS

Frank Allis Farm

Nathaniel Dean Home

Femrite Farms

George Kalbfleish Farm

George Nichols Farm

Fred Schleuter Farm

William Schultz Farm

William Witte Round Barn

HOMES

Bungalowen

Chet Clarke House

Philo Dunning House

Charles Fix House

Knute Reindahl House

Simeon Mills House

Edward Riley House

John Sachs House

Otto Schroeder House

Stang-Wirth House

Alexander Smith House

Cora Cadwallader Tuttle

Bungalow

Adolph Wagner House

Walterscheit House

COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Eastwood Theater

Ernie's Trading Post

Schlitz Hotel

Tonyawatha Springs Hotel

INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS

French Battery & Carbon Co.

Hoffman-Kennedy Dairy

Horse Barn

Madison-Kipp Co.

United States Sugar Co.

TRANSPORTATION

Black Bridge

Interurban Trolley

Royal Airport

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FEMRITE FARMS
215 Femrite Dr.

In 1893 Jens and Susan Femrite purchased 100 acres of good grazing land from Halver Halverson in the Town of Blooming Grove. That same year they build a home that still stands at 215 Femrite Dr. Two sons were born, Helmer and Clarence, who eventually went into partnership forming what was then a very lucrative dairy business known as Duck Point Guernsey Farm.
From Blooming Grove they shipped cattle to all parts of the world. Helmer remained in the original family home after marrying. When Clarence married he built a new home just down the road at 309 Femrite Dr.

Four generations of Femrites remain on the original land and four generations have attended Nichols School, of which two served on the School Board. In 1930 the farm was divided by Hwy. 12-18, but up to that time it was a productive farm and thriving dairy business. Marsh hay was cut and sold to the city of Madison for bedding and to the Kennedy Dairy. Milk was bottled and delivered to their own customers.

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