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2212-2216 St. Paul Avenue


The original (right-hand) section of this structure was built by Philo and Sophia Dunning around 1849. It was built in the Greek Revival style and may be one of the oldest extant houses in Madison. The building has since been added onto several times. After farming and operating a saw mill, Dunning established himself as a druggist and grocer in 1855. He also served as Treasurer of Dane County and State Representative for the Madison district. He and his family lived here for 20 years, but moved into downtown Madison when the railroad built its tracks across their front yard.

Philo Dunning

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