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Blooming Grove Town Hall

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Hiestand School

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St. Bernard's Church

Spring Haven Pagoda

FARM HOMES & BARNS

Frank Allis Farm

Nathaniel Dean Home

Femrite Farms

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George Nichols Farm

Fred Schleuter Farm

William Schultz Farm

William Witte Round Barn

HOMES

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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

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Photograph of the Charles Fix House

CHARLES FIX HOUSE
4659 Tonyawatha Trail

Situated on three lots with 150 feet of shoreline overlooking Lake Monona, the Charles Fix home stands as an example of early wealth in Monona. This perhaps was one of the first large homes constructed in the Monona area primarily as a family residence, rather than as one associated with a resort or farm operation. When the Flad Construction Co. built the home in 1926, Mr. Fix was employed in Milwaukee. Previously, he had earned prominence in the Madison area for his work with his brother Joseph in the Fix Brothers Plaster firm. They completed considerable plaster work in the Capitol building, as well as in some University buildings and Madison theaters.

The design of the home encompasses several styles. The white columns, crown moldings and construction of the fireplaces are typically Georgian, while the gambrel roof is reminiscent of the Dutch Colonial style. The living room extends the width of the house with a red brick and wood fireplace. French doors on each side of the fireplace open on to an airy sun room with a southern exposure. A formal dining room, kitchen and servants' quarters (consisting of two rooms and bath) are also on the main floor. The gracious entrance hall extends the width of the house with French doors opening onto a columned screened porch (a later addition). A wide, open staircase, slightly curving at the bottom, gives access to the three bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom, which also extends the width of the house directly above the living room, is highlighted by a glazed tile fireplace framed by French doors leading to a railed deck above the sun room.

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