FIRST - Madison’s first residence, business and post office
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 04.482 W 089° 22.791
16T E 306253 N 4771859
Quick Description: Peck Cabin - Madison’s first residence, business and post office. Marker for the site is at the General Facility Building III at 125 S. Webster St in Madison, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2007 6:31:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM20W5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamTGF
Views: 8

Long Description:
Text from the marker:
“Once located here, Peck Cabin – Madison’s first residence, business and post office – was built by entrepreneurs Ebenezer and Roseline Peck in 1837. Constructing their cabin with adjoining additions near the new territorial capitol site, the Pecks opened their building as a public house and provided food, drink and lodging to visitors and new arrivals. On July 4th, 1837, the Pecks hosted the capitol cornerstone-laying celebration. Robert Ream assumed the business in 1838, and the cabin remained important to Madison’s early development but was demolished in 1857."
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1837

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